About the Artwork
Ugo Rondinone’s summer moon, 2011, belongs to a long-running series of sculptures of trees. From the mid-2000s, Rondinone embarked on a series of life-size sculptures of ancient olive trees in white-painted aluminium.
‘Through a cast olive tree you can not only experience the lapse of real time, that is lived time, frozen in its given form, but through this transformation also a different calibrated temporality. Time can be experienced as a lived abstraction, where the shape is formed by the accumulation of time and wind force.’
– Ugo Rondinone, 2006
© Ugo Rondinone, Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London. Photo: Steve White
Cast aluminium, white enamel
600 x 550 x 550 cm