In Brief

This public artwork is a 'modernist grotto,' meant to represent our planet's entire history in one space

A new public artwork has been unveiled by the University of Bristol in the UK, made up of 10,000 tree samples gathered from across the world. ‘Hollow’ was designed by artist Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye.

The intricate structure spans millions of years, representing the planet’s history and evolution through time. It took Paterson three years to amass all of the samples, which include petrified wood fossils of the earliest forests and the most recent emergent speices.

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