Argentinean Pedro Martin Ureta, now 71, decided decades ago to plant the seeds of a modern, miraculous work of art. Ureta planned the creation of a bigger-than-life guitar and then put the plan into action, planting thousands upon thousands of trees with the help of his four children.
Approximately 7,000 trees were planted in all – a combination of cypress and eucalyptus trees – by the Ureta family, and the guitar grove stretches out roughly one kilometer. Indeed, seen from above today, the grove is in the shape of a large guitar, rendered real in hues of purples and greens. The creation itself was inspired by Ureta’s late wife, who in turn drew inspiration from an image of a milk pail that she saw in crops below her during a plane ride over Argentina in the 70’s.
- Benny Biesek