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Signature Artwork Regrowth by Aaron Dysart
January 27, 2023 - February 28, 2023
Minneapolis-based artist Aaron Dysart creates work inspired by the intersection of human existence and wilderness. His newest installation, Regrowth, honors the process of loss. Immerse yourself in this Green Minneapolis and MWMO-commissioned work throughout The Great Northern Jan 25–Feb 5, first at Surly Brewing for Chill Out, and then at Peavey Plaza in downtown Minneapolis for the remainder of the festival.
Artist statement: “I have long been drawn to the ability of cut or broken trees to sprout new growth from the stump, as it feels so hopeful. The tragic loss is still present as we can imagine the tree’s presence on what only remains a stump, and if this surface is highlighted, we are allowed to see the years of its existence through its growth rings. Holding this loss instead of hiding it, the tree continues as it is still connected to its roots. The sprouts reach out to the sun to create a better future. By using an internally lit animated inflatable sprout, Regrowth draws attention to the work that needs to happen while honoring past losses.”