By: James Balog
“Angel Oak,” Johns Island, South Carolina - One of the largest individuals of its species in U.S., 1000+ years old.
By: Sarolta Bán
Wouldn’t it be nice if dark streets were illuminated by these beautiful, photosynthetic leaves? That’s the concept behind Jongoh Lee’s “invisible streetlight.” The flexible body of the solar-powered light is designed to directly wrap around a tree branch with no support required, seamlessly blending into the surrounding environment. The leaves store the sun’s energy throughout the day and then bursts with light when darkness arrives. Perfect for parks and other tree-lined spaces, the invisible streetlight provides an energy-saving solution without breaking up the experience of the outdoors.
“Tree of life”, Tsavo national park, Kenya. This acacia is a symbol of life in the vast expanses of thorny savanna, where wild animals come to take advantage of its leaves or its shade. Tsavo National Park in southeastern Kenya, crossed by the Nairobi-Mombasa road and railway axis, is the country’s largest protected area (8,200 square miles, or 21,000 square kilometers) and was declared a national park in 1948.
By: Jaume Plensa
Also, he has a sculpture in New York City: