The journey of the 1000lb tree

The blood, sweat, tears and celebration! – and that is only the start of the journey; the portion of just loading the “mixed metal beauty of a tree” traveling from Red Hook (Hudson) to White Plains.

We started our morning at 9:30 am, prepping and adding the finishing touches.  The moving van departed with it’s weary three person team from ArtsWestchester at 4pm.  Installation of Fish Tales officially begins!

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Wilfredo Morel’s Sneak Peek

The Tree’s core, branches, and organically wrapped elements create a constant fluid battle between human industrial movements and nature’s survival.  Stretching out from within emerges a human limb gently holding a piece of history; a rivet from the World Trade Center.  This 9/11 part to the Tree symbolizes mankind embracing structure; it’s the harmony, appreciation, and respect we need to pay to our planet.  After all, we can only create from what it gives.