As a member of the “Arte Povera” movement where artists turned to the use of non-traditional, natural materials as the basis of their work, trees and vegetation play an important role in Penone’s sculptures and installations. It Will Continue to Grow Except at That Point is amongst the most iconic of Penone’s broad and diverse repertoire. Based on actual installations and photographs thereof, it discusses the idea of mankind’s relationship with nature.
Giuseppe Penone. It Will Continue to Grow Except at That Point, 2004–2010. Bronze, 130 ¾ x 34 ¼ x 30 3/8 inches. The Richard & Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Acquisition. © Giuseppe Penone