Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Jolanta Smidtiene

For a third consecutive year the city of Kaunas, Lithuania approached artist Jolanta Å midtienÄ— to assist with their annual holiday decorating. Recognizing the city’s somewhat dire financial state the artist challenged herself to build something that wouldn’t rely on any administrative funds set aside for the event. The result: an enormous 13-meter tall Christmas tree made from nearly 40,000 recycled green bottles and zip ties. At night the tree is lit from the inside resulting in a glowing, translucent, emerald green spruce that’s making headlines across the country.

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