The Tree of Forty Fruit – Sam Van Aken

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During the 19th century, central New York was one of the largest producers of stone fruits. Today they are only grown by a few producers. Artist, Sam Van Aken, brings light to the lack of diversity and monoculture by grafting 40 varieties of stone fruits onto a single tree including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries.

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  • About Sam Van Aken

    Associate Professor, Art Department Syracuse University

    Sam Van Aken‘s art combines sophisticated technology with traditional modes of art-making.  Van Aken’s projects cross boundaries between artistic genres, more.