Mitch Said, the artist responsible for the innovative TreeID project (the launch of which was posted on ATjoburg a few weeks ago) has just told me that the Mail&Guardian online have published a story on the topic. Great! At last some recognition. The only problem is the editors have seen fit to categorise the story under the "Business" section of the site. An intriguing choice which will no doubt add to the confusion over the status of the project. It is probably the fate of all truely innovative work to be misrecognised if not misunderstood. This is, of course, exactly what the "camo trees" at the heart of the TreeID project, aspire towards:
Detail of a "camo tree" trunk on fake rock
podium. Befordview, Johannesburg.
Photo by Christo Doherty.