Firs

1997-2002

In the Forest "de la Joux", (Jura, France), in a place called "the Firs of the Glacier", the giant firs along a certain trail were photographed and then each photo was bottled in a pharmaceutical bottle, capped with red wax and topped with a pen nib. The bottle restores the round form of the trunk. Each one of these "shrunken" trees hides a branch of mistletoe, a plant falsely reputed for its curative properties for centuries; up until recently, a twig of mistletoe in your pocket was thought to be an effective defense against epilepsy, the "falling disease".
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