Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art

  • Monday 21, October 2019 08:37 AM
  • Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art
Sharjah24 – Reuters: Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City's dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art.
Gandini, who began his tree-carvings around 5 years ago, chipped away at his 66th stump - a sculpture of a she-wolf, the symbol of Rome - in the huge Villa Pamphili Park on Friday (October 18).

He has plenty of raw material to work with. Rome is known as one of the greenest cities in Europe, with its 313,000 trees filling its many parks and lining the streets in the city centre.

However, many were planted during the 1920s and 30s and are now old or dying.

Seeing how they are neglected made Gandini want to bring the stumps back to life, and give something back to the people of Rome.