CH Global Spin: Hollow, Bristol

Artist Katie Paterson’s public installation at the Royal Fort Gardens combines 10,000 unique tree species to form a microcosm of Earth’s natural history

Kids understand it as a giant climbing structure of tricky proportions. Adults recognize it as an intriguing public sculpture and when inside, an opportunity for a moment of zen. Scottish artist Katie Paterson sees it as a miniature forest comprised of all the world’s trees. Claimed as her most ambitious work to date, “Hollow” is an arboreal microcosm that combines 10,000 unique tree species to …