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Trees give us everything. Oxygen! Paper! Fruit! And now… art?

See these vitrines? We imagine they’re what you’d get if you put Damien Hirst alone in the woods with a chainsaw.
In point of fact, they’re the work of young British-born artist Anthony James,  who combines chopped birch trees from Minnesota, two-way mirrors, and  fluorescents or LEDS to create gobstopping sculptures that look like  infinite forests trapped in a light box.
James displayed three of the birch vitrines at Patrick Painter, Inc.,  in Santa Monica, Calif., recently, alongside a companion piece  featuring a charred black Ferrari 355 Spider. The car was James’s prized  possession, but then he went and set it ablaze and stuffed the carcass  in a tank — for his art or something.

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Trees give us everything. Oxygen! Paper! Fruit! And now… art?

See these vitrines? We imagine they’re what you’d get if you put Damien Hirst alone in the woods with a chainsaw.

In point of fact, they’re the work of young British-born artist Anthony James, who combines chopped birch trees from Minnesota, two-way mirrors, and fluorescents or LEDS to create gobstopping sculptures that look like infinite forests trapped in a light box.

James displayed three of the birch vitrines at Patrick Painter, Inc., in Santa Monica, Calif., recently, alongside a companion piece featuring a charred black Ferrari 355 Spider. The car was James’s prized possession, but then he went and set it ablaze and stuffed the carcass in a tank — for his art or something.

More photos when you click through.

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