Palm Ear 2002

Hedges and Edges, West California

Aluminum

In 1982 I imagined trees and buildings wearing jewelry. In 2002 I put earrings on trees. I dressed up a palm tree, using nature as a pedestal for sculpture. The tree wears a collar that holds two classic teardrop earrings formed out of aluminum sheet. Also, I was able to install Pierced Palm - no the palm is not actually pierced. The sculpture simply encircles the tree and the armature is similar to standard application up-lighting in trees, adapted to hold the sculpture. The project is adaptable to other sites. In the Pacific Northwest the dressed trees ad a sparkle to the dark understory.

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