Blue Tree, Claude Cormier

November 3, 2010

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.


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