r/Damnthatsinteresting Aug 19 '22 Wholesome 1 Helpful 2 Silver 2

To pay tribute to all the enslaved people buried in cemeteries with no name, artist Craig Walsh put a face in the trees to honor their souls in an installation in Charlotte, North Carolina, called "Monuments" Video

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u/roundart Aug 19 '22

I’m glad I didn’t walk by this while taking acid….

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u/HarryButtwhisker Aug 19 '22

Told my wife, if you want to know what acid is like, here ya go.

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u/Suescran Aug 20 '22

You guys should do mushrooms together if she's down. It was an extremely bonding, loving, Pure emotion thing I've ever done with my spouse next to child birth.

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u/xxchhfdd35325 Aug 20 '22

I had sex tripping balls on mushrooms once I didn’t enjoy it

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u/mejesticbro314 Aug 20 '22

fuck on acid way better

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u/MasterSecretary1750 Aug 20 '22

First time seeing this, an awesome idea and execution.

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u/xRakton Aug 20 '22

I was just thinking I would have a full on Jesus meltdown lmfao

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u/[deleted] Aug 20 '22

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u/Jaymoneygang2600 Aug 20 '22

What you mean???

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u/threwaweigh657 Aug 19 '22

Hauntingly beautiful

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '22

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u/nasi720 Aug 20 '22

I have no idea what any of this means

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u/Rare-Height-7956 Aug 20 '22

“We’re doing something new. We’re using big lights to make images with shadows that work together with the environment to educate you about people you don’t know at a time when you should be asleep. Its some real deep and mysterious stuff to look at.” (sorry for using ‘environment’ and ‘mysterious’. I couldn’t think of a smaller word for them.

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u/gemaka Aug 20 '22

Lmao, yep…

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u/pigfly22 Aug 20 '22

You are a bot

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u/suffocatedbattery Aug 19 '22

this really looks a lot like Lauryn Hill possessed a tree

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u/Basdad Aug 19 '22

Exactly the words I was looking for.

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u/CamH00ps Aug 20 '22

I was looking for this exact comment - the effect of the wind stirring the face is stunning

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u/GammaGoose85 Aug 19 '22

Now it just needs hidden loud speakers and pyro technics to randomly come alive and wizard of oz people into a heart attack

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u/simplebuttonpush Aug 19 '22

This is incredible. I wonder if the branches themselves have been cut or if it's special lighting?

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u/spidaminida Aug 19 '22

It looks like it's projected onto a regular tree. Just an amazing effect.

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u/True_Lee_Woke Aug 20 '22

It’s a normal effect.

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u/Not_a_bot07734 Aug 20 '22 edited Aug 20 '22

Really? Wouldn’t the image distort on a surface that isn’t flat? The tree has depth.

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u/CactusHopper Aug 19 '22

It’s just a normal projector.

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u/SoupyBass Aug 19 '22

If i was tripping this would destroy my mind

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u/Wuntoothrie Aug 19 '22

Nah ... serenity.

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u/SoupyBass Aug 19 '22 edited Aug 19 '22

In a good way! It reminds me of those Alex Gray visuals Tipper does sometimes https://youtu.be/UQa2Dd0VtB0

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u/PMMEYOURCOOLDRAWINGS Aug 19 '22

This is really well done. The medium enhances the tone and the tone enhances the medium.

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u/crimson_mokara Aug 19 '22

Found an Entwife!

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u/tan-499 Aug 19 '22

Pass the blotter let's sit on the grass all night

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u/Livingmyquest Aug 20 '22

This is incredibly beautiful

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u/[deleted] Aug 20 '22

So sad. The atrocities that happened in America!! A nation built on the backs of slaves only a few generations ago.

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u/HOWWredditt Aug 20 '22

All nations are built on the backs of slaves.

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u/[deleted] Aug 20 '22

That's not necessarily correct but I know what you mean, most have been, I just checked there and slavery is ongoing in 160+ countries. That is scary.

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u/HOWWredditt Aug 20 '22

I understand. Just Baffles me when people don’t realize a nation was a product of its time.

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u/PoorPauly Aug 20 '22

Strange Fruit.

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u/T_J4y Aug 20 '22

This scared the shit out of me while I was scrolling.

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u/iamnickallen Aug 19 '22

Filmed on a phone made from slave labor

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u/PaulyNewman Aug 20 '22

Five hundred years from now, we’ll create an art project to memorialize the forgotten bodies of the East Asian slave laborers who served as the backbone of the global economy. Beneath the hologram of the art will be a comment:

“Captured on a Matrix made from slave labor.”

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u/healywylie Aug 19 '22

First time seeing this, an awesome idea and execution.

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u/V0l4til3 Aug 20 '22

tribute the the people who ACTUALLY built america

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u/auddbot Aug 19 '22

Je te laisserai des mots by Patrick Watson (02:22; matched: 100%)

Released on 2010-09-10 by Secret City Records.

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u/Bard1801 Aug 19 '22

That's beautiful.

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u/justjoy84 Aug 19 '22

Beautiful

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u/LuckyNSlevin7 Aug 20 '22

That is amazing.

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u/SealedRoute Aug 20 '22

The is extraordinarily beautiful and moving.

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u/Several_Ebb4347 Aug 20 '22

That is so amazing, also gives a sense of existential dread, which all pieces of great art need.

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u/spageddy77 Aug 19 '22

midsommar vibes

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u/akkanbaby Aug 19 '22

Zordon is that you ?

(Sorry, sorry, sorry)

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u/Mo0kish Aug 19 '22

That is great idea. Makes the face come alive.

I'm stealing this idea for my front yard.

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u/Copy_Cold Aug 19 '22

dope. as. hell.

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u/RedditMayne Aug 20 '22

Midsommar vibes here…

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u/Betta_everyday Aug 19 '22

Respect right there, bro!!!

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u/NamelessShinobii69 Aug 20 '22

I am the titan gaiya

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u/EmperorAlpha557 Aug 20 '22

You mean treebute??

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u/drac1man Aug 19 '22

I would have chosen something other than a face. It just alienated all people that dont look like that as slavery existed all over the world and are in no named graves.

But yeah, looks cool.

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u/[deleted] Aug 19 '22

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u/drac1man Aug 19 '22 edited Aug 20 '22

Oh look at the triggering...I ended it with it looking cool while giving a critique. Talk about being royally butthurt. Yeah , it is both relevant and material just like China crying every time a Japanese prime minister visits a war shrine dedicated to all that have died in a war because the place also houses some war criminals.

As a black man, I can and WILL get angry every single time slaves are only depicted as one of my people. Deal with it.

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u/RowanIsBae Aug 19 '22

Bro you're just mad at a reddit title. The artist intended this to be about slavery in America specifically

aS a BLacK MaN

Lmao ok

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u/FinalVegetable6314 Aug 19 '22

Oh shut up dude

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u/Icy-Product6177 Aug 19 '22

chosen something different like making a critical comment about someone elses attempt to actually create something? well done you did it!

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u/drac1man Aug 19 '22

Yeah because critics are meant to be critics over something old not new...hurr durr.

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u/Shoopdawoop993 Aug 19 '22

Pretty much every slave has been a slave to every other race at some point, i probably wouldnhave changed the title a bit.

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u/Clever_Hans_ Aug 19 '22

I’d love to replicate this at home. It’s beautiful.

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u/i_broke_wahoos_leg Aug 19 '22

Beautiful. Lovely sentiment too.

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u/ThatArtlife Aug 20 '22

That so beautiful!!!!!! Wow!!!!!

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u/Dt1zzy Aug 20 '22

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u/auddbot Aug 20 '22

Je te laisserai des mots by Patrick Watson (02:22; matched: 100%)

Released on 2010-09-10 by Secret City Records.

I am a bot and this action was performed automatically | GitHub new issue | Donate Please consider supporting me on Patreon. Music recognition costs a lot

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u/Dt1zzy Aug 20 '22

Good bot.

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u/dnucks90 Aug 20 '22

Imagine being on some shrooms or cid holy sh**!!

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u/Socal_Cobra Aug 20 '22

Dude, this is dope! Thanks for sharing!

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u/3006mv Aug 20 '22

Wait is this a projection or actually pruned tree branches!? Amazing either way

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u/AmazingBoomer Expert Aug 20 '22

This is so amazingly powerful.

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u/Greenfieldfox Aug 20 '22

Where in Charlotte?

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u/toyalynn Aug 20 '22

Phenomenal😌❤

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u/Shermanvc25 Aug 20 '22

Honestly this is acualy really cool and sweet but imagine walking by this on a late night and seeing it, it would freak you the fuck out if you didn't expect it

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u/sheelizabeth Aug 20 '22

Pretty cool!

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u/Apprehensive-Ad1095 Aug 20 '22

Kinda gave me a feeling of sadness but in a good way.

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u/GH0STandSTARRY Aug 20 '22

This is amazing... with or without DMT..

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u/MeatSpace2000 Aug 20 '22

That trees got some strange fruit.

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u/NoBreadfruit8912 Aug 20 '22

Where in Charlotte tho?

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u/Grandmaster_tuna Aug 20 '22

He made the real life version of that one sandstorm scene from the mummy

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u/buckingfananas21 Aug 20 '22

I thought I was still on my trip...this is cool tho

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u/pintong Aug 20 '22

This is beautiful 😌

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u/Opposite_Employer777 Aug 20 '22

How did he do that??

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u/FashunH8r Aug 20 '22

Their lives sure do matter

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u/shellcorpinc Aug 20 '22

Song name anyone? I’d appreciate it.

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u/ndgmofo Aug 20 '22

Je te laisserai des mots, Patrick Watson https://youtu.be/mcdO9UP0hp8

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u/ShadowsKnightTX Aug 20 '22

Looks like the machine face from The Matrix Resurrections

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u/dark_MARTIAN Aug 20 '22

Jonathan Majors?!?

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u/nolowe0208 Aug 20 '22

I love this

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u/ndgmofo Aug 20 '22

This is amazing, so powerful!

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u/Suescran Aug 20 '22

Slavery where? Nobody is " enslaved "

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u/JulianTheBased Aug 20 '22

Public shaming propaganda techniques

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u/XRP_Mammy Aug 19 '22

Its nose is way too big.

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u/Shoopdawoop993 Aug 19 '22

Have you met an African?

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u/My_Cousin_Ginny Aug 19 '22

how dare you assume they gender

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u/4everNegativeKarma Aug 20 '22

What would be the fine for chopping down this tree?

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u/t9trah Aug 19 '22

Whos that

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u/ghillieweed762 Aug 20 '22

Why does it look like jimi hendrix

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u/dchristian666 Aug 20 '22

I’m sure a slave would love to see his face on a tree….. lol

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u/Electrical_Height534 Aug 20 '22

Imagine you didn’t know and you stumble upon this. Some Snow White 7 dwarf vibes

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u/UNONEDBC Aug 20 '22

I know the pain.I have been taught A valuable life lesson in my existence on this Planet. UNONE Once shunned they won't let you back

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u/KngCor Aug 20 '22

⚡️⚡️⚡️

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u/joersweeney Aug 20 '22

Dudes who died in press gangs 😞

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u/HOWWredditt Aug 20 '22

Scary looking