Location: Dumbrava Forest, Poienari, Gorj County
Project: Art Land “Gradina Paradisului” (Art Land “The Garden of Paradise”), between June 30 and July 2017
Author: Romanian visual artist Mihai Topescu, together with 30 other artists and volunteers
Goal: protest against illegal logging in Romania
The artist described the piece as “some kind of manifesto against everything that happens with deforestation, an artistic manifesto.” He hoped to create a space that encourages meditation, reflection, and self discovery. This is what this tourist attraction looks like now: