Blue Tree
Blue Tree
Sonoma (California), U.S.A.

Installation for the Cornerstone Festival of Gardens, Napa Valley

New life was given to a diseased tree slated for removal by decking its branches with 75,000 retrofitted sky-blue Christmas balls. The landscape equivalent of a Photoshop eraser saturated this natural tree with the artificial in a bid for total camouflage. But the opposite result occurred: Blue Tree stood out against the ever-changing sky, becoming a barometer for subtle fluctuations in natural light.

Client
Cornerstone Festival of Gardens

Awards

Canadian Society of Landscape Architects
National Merit

Year
2004

Status
Built

Categories
Installation
Installation
Photo, Cornerstone Garden, 2003
Photo, Geneviève L’Heureux, 2005
Photo, Geneviève L’Heureux, 2005
Photo, CC+A, May 2003
Photo, under construction, CC+A, May 2003
Photo, under construction, David Aquilina, 2003
Concept, CC+A, mai 2003
Photo, under construction, CC+A, May 2003
Concept, CC+A + Cornerstone Garden, 2003
Concept, CC+A + Cornerstone Garden, 2003
Concept, CC+A + Cornerstone Garden, 2003
Concept, CC+A + Cornerstone Garden, 2003
Photo, demolition, David Aquilina, January 2007
Photo, Baby Blue Tree, David Aquilina, October 2007