Truth’s sculpture followed the classical assumptions of this form of art and became a decoration of the fragment of space where it was placed. The project was based on creating a form which would be a ‘negative copy’, or a ‘cast’, of a chosen fragment of earth. The shape of the sculpture was determined by the character and structure of the surface – by hollows, a network of small roots, stones etc. The unique process of making the sculpture and its setting (the historic Ołbin housing estate) made a reference to archeological excavation work which reveals layers of history. Another aspect of the work was planting a new tree in the place of the earthwork and binding it to the newly-created sculpture. This gesture showed symbolically the phenomena occurring in nature – the interdependent processes of growth and decay.
photo: Edyta Jezierska