Wood grotto made from 10,000 tree samples

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A captivating new piece of public artwork, made from 10,000 tree samples gathered from across the world, has been unveiled by the University of Bristol.

The intricate structure, called Hollow, is located in Royal Fort Gardens and represents the planet’s history and evolution through time.

Hollow was commissioned to mark the opening of the University’s £56.5million Life Sciences building and is produced by Bristol-based public art producers, Situations.

It took the artist Katie Paterson three years to amass the samples, many of which have been donated by private collectors, arboretums and botanic gardens across the world.

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