The Freedom Tree 2020 by Karin Lijnes
This piece, created by artist Karin Lijnes was submitted for the group exhibition Vertical Animal 2020, curated by Gavin Younge, for Fynarts, Hermanus, South Africa.
The exhibition, Sculpture on the Cliffs, celebrates diversity, inclusivity and the belief that objects, places and creatures possess a distinct spiritual essence. Animals, plants, rocks, rivers, weather systems, human handiwork and language have agency – they are animated and alive.
The theme, Vertical Animal, encompasses the defense of the rights of all life forms – human and non-human. The 12 sculptural installations inspire us to think visually and to reconsider our relationship with our environment.