The Last Tree
Artist: John-Paul Pochin
The Last Tree represents our destruction of our natural environment. Ironically the last tree is artificial, fabricated from electronics and lights symbolising our tendency to try and fix human generated environmental problems with technology, rather than change our habits. The Last Tree also represents hope (that we can behave more responsibly) by inviting visitors (adults and children) to keep the tree 'alive' by peddling a bicycle attached to an electrical generator. Through changing light, the tree will indicate when it is being powered to health.
Only after the last tree has been cut down.
Only after the last river has been poisoned.
Only after the last fish has been caught.
Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.
Native American saying