The magical Tree of 40 which can bear 40 different fruits by the New York based sculptor and artist Sam Van Aken is a path breaking project started in 2008.The technique includes chip grafting where a sliver of a foreign tree including the bud is inserted into a cut in a live tree.
The final result is 40 different varieties of fruits including peaches, plums, apricots, cherries, etc.
Now imagine how this technique can germinate ideas in people’s mind.
A successful businessman in order to cut cost wanted a sample Employee who can do 40 different jobs. So one hiring gives him a Marketing head, a sales person, an account, HR man and even a security guard !!
A Director of a Zoo wants one sample Animal which can produce offspring like Tiger, Elephant, Deer, Donkey and Monkey!!
A farmer wants one sample Vegetable so that he can get Potatoes, Onions, Brinjals, Cucumbers and even Chillies!!
A Film Producer wants a sample Actor so that he can get a Hero, Heroine, Villain, Comedian and also make up man!!
Now imagine a woman desires a sample Husband so that she can be called mother by an India, a Pakistani, an African and an American and may be an Alien as well!!
Now let’s talk about money. The Tree of 40 costs $30,000 per sample and hold your breath it takes a decade to bear the fruits!!
Now imagine what may be the cost of an Employee 40, Animal 40, Vegetable 40, and Actor 40 and for that matter Husband 40!!
And like the Tree of 40 if the Employee,Animal,Vegetable....takes 10 years to deliver...do we have the patience of maintaining them without output!!
Thank God its our imagination not reality!