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The Soul of the Tree

Ever since a visit to remote Italian village Cori, Ingrid Bugge has been fascinated and drawn by the poetic mysticism and stories unfolded by the trunks and formations of hundreds of years old olive trees. This inspiration has resulted in the art project, The Soul of the Tree, in which the mythical and biblical olive tree, which symbolizes love, peace and creation is captured by Bugge’s lens and visualized through artworks of soulful olive trees seen in their bucolic surroundings.

The Soul of the Tree art project
The Soul of the Tree is a multimedia project composed of visual collage interpretations and a limited edition art book with stories that set frame to the project alongside 14 mixed media interpretations of the soulful tree. The art piece masters are printed on handmade acid free elephant dung paper in size 60×80 cm. Every piece is signed by Ingrid Bugge. The price is EUR 2,700 and they can be ordered directly from Ingrid Bugge.

The Soul of the Tree art book

For thousands of years, tales have been written and told about the soul of the olive tree. It has been mystified and entangled with symbolic meaning.
The Soulful Tree book project reveals these stories, written by Danish actress and performer Vigga Bro, as they are intertwined between Bugge´s pieces.
Printed on acid free elephant dung paper, the images are bound together in this hand-made artist book. The hand-made book is made in 25 editions.