A huge pile of basalt blocks in front of the museum Fridericianum in Kassel was accompanied by a small, forlorn tree at one end during the final days of September 1982.
Today, of course, two still youthful but respectable oaks deck out the place in front of Fridericianum (now an art gallery), and the pile has gone. Between 1982 (documenta 7) and 1987 (documenta 8), all 6999 blocks have been moved to accompany newly planted trees all over Kassel. Together, the trees and stelae make up Joseph Beuys's 7,000 oaks.
Now, a glance up towards the sun in Kassel and summer often will look a lot like this refreshing email background:
›› Let the sun shine in through freshly green leaves. (Windows Mail, Windows Live Mail, Outlook, Outlook Express)