Contemplative Environments

Wisdom Trees: Embracing the Cycles of Life
Catskill Interpretive Center; Mount Tremper, NY; 2015-19
15‘ x 110‘ x  35
; Cedar and other limbs, branches, vines, rocks, lexan,
stained glass paint, leading, simulated stained glass, hardware
This living environment, sited in a nature preserve along a busy east/west road addressed nature’s cycles including life, death and regeneration. It offered a contemplative place for engaging positively and fully with life. Growing over time, a central contemplative arbor and tree installation, were composed of natural elements and simulated stained glass. I built this environment’s structure and hand-painted the simulated stained glass components. Through a 2018 workshop program community members painted rocks to define the arbor’s footprint