|Tree Art in Historic Anderson Park|
I hear more people talk about the park (and not just parents discussing a play-date) in a way that stretches them to see the relevance of our parks in the area. I have also consistently heard conversations about art and how the natural world combine.
Tree wrapping is a well known art form across the globe such as artists Olsen Zanders to environmentalist raising awareness to trees to be cut down (and hey while we are at talking about trees how about the thousand trees slated to be torn down in Overlake?).
There where no evidence that Tidwells art did any damage to the trees in Occidental Park in Seattle and if you look at other sites, like Zanders, the impact was minimal at most.
In my opinion this kind of engaging art that speaks to many of our residence could be an incredible catalyst to help protect the places we love and hold such a historical significance to Redmond. And just a small side-note, not being a big fan of bureaucracy or politics, I am thankful the city was honest in not knowing [the affects of wraps on squirrels and explained how they function as habitat.]
Sarah made this comment under an April 23 piece by Paige Norman."The Costs of Tree Sock Art in Historic Anderson Park" It was edited for continuity. B.Y.