SAFE Credit Union Convention & Performing Arts District Public Art
Towering pines, cedars and firs comprise most of California’s hillsides and mountain landscape. This landscape has served as a haven for contemplation, adventure and wonder. Over the last decade, shifting climate patterns, have compromised this landscape, causing a loss of 147 million trees. In response, the sculpture aims to highlight this threatened landscape by collecting and reinterpreting the trees lost, into a vertical mosaic. The sculpture itself is a series of wood planks (from salvaged trees lost due to climate change) supported by cylinder frame, that echoes a tree form. Community members are invited to interact with the sculpture through an outward and internal experience. Internally, wood planks frame a view of the sky, as the soaring trees do in the landscape—evoking a contemplative and whimsical experience.