For Homes Germination Series

Germination – Growing

3′ 7″ w x 6′ 10″ h – from the Germination Series

The assignment here was to design a tree for a wall with inherent challenges: air vents and an opening to another room. The tree was to grow around and over these obstacles, and remind the owner of a key theme in her life. Sheella, the owner of this piece:

My challenge is to work optimistically with what seem to be obstacles in my life. The mosaic wooden tree you made for me, gracefully growing up and over the opening to the dining room and sending both roots and branches around the wall vents, greets me in my house entryway. It gives me a boost every time I see it, more somehow than a two-dimensional picture would. It is so real, has such a strong physical presence. I meditate in front of it. It connects me with nature even when I spend the day indoors. It centers me and reminds me that I, like that tree, am resilient, have deep roots, and can reach for the sky.

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