The Sound of Light on Ash, silver leaf on ash tree, Washington Park, Chicago, IL, November 2018
The first law of thermodynamics states, energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only change forms. With support from the Chicago Park District and Chicago Sculpture International, I transformed a tree killed by emerald ash bores with silver leaf. Renewed, the tree now reflects its surroundings in the community. I worked on the tree over a period of about 6-weeks and fell in love with the quiet energy it emitted. I came to realize this tree will continue to provide a natural comfort for those able to hear the sounds of its roots.