“From each one of these coffins, there is a tree growing from it with leaves, so that from a distance it looks like a forest or a wood. That is what a wood is. What we see is not what we have restored. When a tree dies it becomes a fertilizer for the next tree to grow. I think when you see that and that there seems to be a balance, it somehow makes you feel that “this is all right”. When we die, maybe, we are all going to be trees.”
100 unpainted coffins with fruit trees and bird song.
Photograph: “Ex It” Installation view – L’Almodi, Valencia, Spain, 1997
Photographer: Miguel Angel Valero, ©1997 Yoko Ono