The wooden lounge chairs of the "Take A Break" collection were installed outside of the Madison Children's Museum in Wisconsin.
In honor of the 42nd anniversary of Earth Day, one woodworker completed an installation of his work, "Take A Break" in Madison Capital Square, in Madison, Wis.
Sponsored by Madison Arts Commission Blink Grant, the "Take A Break" installation by Hongtao Zhou, Ph.D., is comprised of a set of outdoor lounge chairs made with tree stump seats, carved wooden axe chair-backs and axe handle armrests.
Zhou says the installation is meant to be interactive, and is meant to inspire the public to rethink ways in which humans cut off natural connections with the rest of the world. "The ecosystem in danger, we need to stop killing, sit down, relax a little bit and rethink our role in this planet," says Zhou.
For more information about the Madison Arts Commission’s Blink program, please visit the website at www.cityofmadison.com/MAC/grants/Blink.cfm, or contact Karin Wolf, arts program administrator, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Blink application deadline is June 1, 2012. For more information on the artist's work, go to www.hongtaozhou.com.
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