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Arbor mortis

Nature project, 1993-96
Organized by J. Lehmus

Homage to dead trees

I initiated Arbor mortis in 1993, based on two seemingly unrelated ideas.

The first was the ancient Scandinavian habit of establishing sacred trees specially dedicated to the dead. These "trees of the dead" (arbor mortis) were usually assigned to, and kept by, individual families so that the trees thus served as history recording systems.

The second idea was the enviromental pollution and its relation to tree-death as a normal occurrence in a healthy forest ecosystem.

This page is under construction and currently features only a couple of photographs to document the project.

Communication art documents: Copyright © 1996 J. Lehmus. All individual works Copyright © 1996 by their respective authors. All further rights to works belong to the authors and revert to the authors on publication.

Title image: Dead pine photographed by J. Lehmus. Kuopio, 1993.
23 June 1996