32'x 30'x 30' (not counting the tree), wood
This was one of a group of installations I did in the early 90's using twenty eight 28' to 32' locust tree poles off of my land. These poles were used in each installation.
In making the piece, I worked with the Park Service to assure them that the 1 year installation would not harm the 150 year old southern red oak. A good friend and I spent a day climbing and hoisting the poles into the tree. We spent hours arranging and weaving the poles into position. For this work it was important to me that only gravity and the interlocking tension kept the piece in place.
It surprised me how these poles created a separate space once you crossed inside the poles.
This was a celebration of this tree and all trees throughout world.