Seed Pod Benches, 2010

Robert Tully

Steel and Limestone

These benches appear like seed pod structures, casually arranged under the trees as if fallen to the ground. The sculptures provide a strong, simple visual, while also providing functional seating. As viewers sit on the artwork, it takes on a new complexity. They become part of the artwork, which raises open-ended questions about their relationship with the trees. Are the trees producing the people or the other way around?