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Forest sculptures inspired by the pandemic: Jörg Gläscher

Nine massive wooden waves sculpted by Jörg Gläscher occupy the floor of a forest near Hamburg, Germany. Inspired by the pandemic, this installation channels Jörg Gläscher’s fear of the second wave of COVID-19 in Germany. The artist explains his thought process: “I was working (with the idea of) the pure power of nature, the force that destroys everything, which brings one of the richest countries in the world to a completely immobile position.”

The artist collected dry branches to build his pieces in a secluded forest. The largest wave sculpture measures four meters high and nine meters wide, spanning the forest floor with undulating layers of wood. Each wave was photographed upon completion and promptly destroyed to reuse the material for other sculptures.

Image credit: Colossal

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