Monday, August 20, 2012

a most popular tree...

For as long as I've lived in Eureka Springs and been a patron of the Eureka Springs
Carnegie Public Library, (36 years) a gigantic tulip poplar has stood in front, offering its shade. As you can see in the photos, the tree has begun to lean precariously and is in danger of falling. In the morning a tree service will cut it, and deliver 3 logs to Eureka Springs Public Works, where thanks to the intercession of our mayor, it will be sawn into lumber and made available to local artists and craftsmen in a project I've proposed as a benefit for the Carnegie Public Library.
The sidewalk has been buckling for years.
Photos of this tree are above and below.

Working with wood is a way to intersect with natural history and environment. Where there is a knot, there was a limb. And as I tell my students of box making, human beings have a natural affinity for working with wood, as trees and human beings are narrative manifestations.

Make, fix and create...

Molly has known this tree for her whole life.

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