The tree is unique not only because of its role in attracting crowds, but also because it is the only organic object represented in the exhibition. Instead of other trees lining the walls, manufactured objects enclose the lone tree, mimicking the way a city’s pervasive industrialization eradicates plant life, one tree at a time. This is further enforced in the flat paper cut out of a bridge displayed to the right of the tree, a display that creates a vivid juxtaposition between the tree’s verticality and the bridge’s horizontality. Alcalá is undoubtedly critical of our desire to look at a pretty tree and yet simultaneously neglect real trees in favor of building bridges to satisfy our transportation needs. His critical stance continues cogently in his installation of framed artworks.