I’m not a fan of yarn bombing trees. I just don’t get it. Trees are beautiful enough without having to dress them up like Rainbow Brite. I am, however, always seeing faces and shapes in trees. This is why The Tree Project by the Zonenkinder Collective has captured my imagination.
These painted tree were found throughout the German town of Bochum during the n.a.t.u.r Festival. The following are examples of The Tree Project found on the ZONENKINDER Collective website.
The phenomenon of seeing shapes, faces, and animals in random patterns is called pareidolia. It is hypothesized that it's an evolutionary survival technique that's "hard-wired" into us so we can identify the human face and facial expressions.
How much more respectful of trees would we be if we could all see the faces and personalities in tree?