Lemon Tree (Spain, June 21, 2007, 7 am - 7 pm), 2007

Author: Spencer Finch

12 framed photographs, inkjet.

The work is a sequence of twelve photographs, printed onto a single sheet of paper, which capture the transitory shadows projected by a lemon tree throughout the day. Finch took the photographs at equal intervals from dawn until dusk to record the evolution of the sun around the tree. Created in Spain, this work is inspired by the poem by Federico García Lorca Canción del naranjo seco (The Song of the Dry Orange Tree). In the text, the tree implores a woodcutter to cut its shadow as it cannot stand the torment of seeing itself without oranges.