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Tree House

I have always wanted a tree house. When I was young, I spent a lot of time in the top of a cherry tree that grew in a woods adjacent to my home.  You could be quiet in the branches and watch animals walking the paths below.  I thought it would be good to have a shelter for myself in the tree so that I could be more safe and comfortable.

Now I think of a tree house in another way. In a gesture to address the issues of stewardship, this fragile house is made to shelter a tree, and the natural world it represents, from humanity’s built environment. It is a house for a tree.

media-  Dawn Redwood, paper, string, wood, light

Mattress Factory Museum, 2010

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Hays Woods Project,  Groundworks Exhibit, Regina Miller Gallery, Carnegie Mellon University

Hays Woods

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Young man considers methods to control urban flooding within the city of Pittsburgh.

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