I have been grafting living trees into architectural and geometric forms for 30 years.
When I was young I was always intrigued with strange tree self-grafting I would find in woods and orchards. Equally fascinating were odd inclusions of farm equipment, fencing, and stone grown into tree trunks.
I did my first experiments putting metal, glass and china into trees in 1977. The following year was my first intentional planting of trees for the purpose of training and grafting them together. Since then I have worked on projects at the UCSD Gallery of Art, LaJolla, the city of Pittsburgh/ Carnegie Mellon, and the DeCordova and Dana Museum and sculpture grounds, Lincoln, Massachusetts, to mention a few. I hope to share here some of the fun, excitement and wonder of this particular collaboration with nature.
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