Pequi Tree Miniature is a sculpture, created from the most recent work by Ai Weiwei, Pequi Tree, 2018-2020, and produced at a 1/100 scale.
The sculpture is an artist’s edition, exclusive to Serralves, Portugal, limited to 250 copies, numbered and with engraved signeture by Ai Weiwei.
This miniature replica made of tin, as the 32 meter high cast iron sculpture, Pequi Tree, witnesses the disappearance of the harmonious coexistence between nature and human beings, passing from wood to metal and from mortal to eternal, as an element of proof and as a monument.
Each piece is welded, polished and finished by hand, resulting in a semi-manual production process, which makes it unique.
The project to create a miniature of Pequi Tree arises from Serralves Foundation’s intention to celebrate the unprecedented presentation to the public of the monumental work in its installations, combined with the artist’s intention to support Serralves and its cultural activity, as well as to raise awareness of issues environmental issues, including deforestation.
By purchasing a Miniature Pequi Tree, you are contributing to reforestation, for each copie sold a tree will be planted.
The work Pequi Tree was presented for the very first time in the world at Serralves Park, where it can be seen in the coming months, as part of the exhibition Entrelaçar/Intertwine by Ai Weiwei.
Update 14.01.2021 : It seems that a next batch is going on sale.