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tristan-019We want to inform you that the sculpture of “Tristan” has been moved from the park and placed in the hall of Primary School "Milan Vuković" in Herceg Novi. A large number of children from this school took part in the painting of the sculpture.


About Tristan

Inspired by the novel «The Diary of a Tree» /Le Journal Intime d'un Arbre/ by the contemporary French author Didier Van Cauweleart, the artist Izabela Matoš named her sculpture «Tristan».

Tristan is a pear tree, more than three hundred years old, given that name by people, connecting thus metaphorically the fates of nature, space and men.

The sculpture was modeled from old newspapers using a papier-mâché technique. A decorative painting work was done together with the children participating in programes of the francophone organization “Avenir” from Herceg Novi, as well as talented children attending the classes in different painting and applied art techniques led by the sculpture author.

The sculpture “Tristan” invites people to think about the principles of sustainable development – using renewable energy sources (leaves in the form of wind turbines), environmental protection (recycling),  involving local people of all ages in creative activities that contribute to the community development (children painting “the tree”), etc.

In December 2012, “Tristan” was installed in the park between the Post Office and the “Park” Hall in Herceg Novi. In February 2013, it was moved to the Primary School "Milan Vuković".

Additional information on this project’s activities can be found here

EXPEDITIO is a non-governmental organization whose mission is to encourage sustainable spatial development in Montenegro and SEE region through activity in the fields of sustainable architecture, cultural heritage, urban planning and through projects that encourage overall development of the civil society. Expeditio was established in 1997.



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