Monday, April 6, 2009
Wiktor Szostalo and Agnieszka Gradzik create environmental art pieces that are literally tree huggers. Their sculptures are twigs, vines, sticks and branches woven together and entwined to create wicker people that wrap their arms around tree trunks. What could be simpler? Their projects are mainly Saint Louis-based, but their work has also taken Gradzik and Szostalo to Hebden Bridge in England. The duo’s mission is to re-discover their relationship with nature while encouraging others to think about their own attitudes to the surrounding world.