Clothespins Wrapped Trees by Gerry Stecca
Now that is something else than knit covering trees: Covering trees with clothespins. I came across Miami, Florida, based Gerry Stecca via his first Kickstarter Project where he seeks funds for wrapping 4 trees in front of a newly opened museum, the Forth Smith Regional Art Museum in Arkansas, Arizona.
You can also find more about the project on Behancé
Well over 7000 wood clothespins are being drilled and connected by wires, creating the “sheets” which will wrap around the main trunk of 4 trees facing the front of the museum.
April 16-17 and possibly the 18th, 2013 will find me on site, mostly on tall ladders, adapting the pieces made in warm Miami to the cold Arkansas trees. On site changes will be made to accommodate branches, etc and secure the work against weather and passerby’s touch, which is encourage as it is an interactive piece.
Upon completion, the work will remain for an undetermined amount of time for museum guests and regular city traffic to discover and enjoy.
The project is partially funded however I need to cover personal and production cost.
But there is more
Wrapping trees is not the only way Gerry works with clothespins: What to think of this magnificient Hammer Shark?