2000 – 2001
In Elevazione (2001), Giuseppe Penone restates his interest in nature not only by using organic and perishable elements, but specially with the incorporation of the passage of time as a work element. Here, a fallen centenary chestnut tree found in the gardens of the Palace of Versailles (France) was molded and later cast in bronze. It is hung three meters above the ground, supported by its roots over steel supports, close to five Guaritás, a native tree genus.
Over the years, these seedlings will bloom and come closer to the sculpture, ultimately creating the effect of being suspended in the air by the other trees.