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Where Does Mass of a Tree come from?

glass, electronics, carbon dioxide gas
2012
Artwork by [user-name]

Where Does Mass of a Tree Come From? is a blown glass tree filled with carbon dioxide which, when energized, produces a light well known for at least a short period in the early 1900’s but largely unknown today. As the piece runs the carbon will slowly be sequestered into the piece reducing its pressure and changing the look of the piece.

It's of vital importance today to be able to answer the question posed by the title of this piece: Where does the mass of a tree come from?  This carbon tree is part of the living cycle of energy and mass that today appears to be out of balance and increasingly to threaten the very existence of life on the planet if things go as they have in the past.

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