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Arts & Entertainment - January 14, 2011

Soaring saplings

Fanciful tree sculpture takes shape at Palo Alto Art Center

by Rebecca Wallace

What's the mysterious construction project taking shape on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center? Willow saplings, sticks and twigs are being planted and intertwined on the grass facing Newell Road. There's fencing and scaffolding, and a white-haired man with a pleasant North Carolina accent directing it all.

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Posted by Library User, a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Jan 19, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Saw this for the first time on my way to the library today and it sure took my attention = not good when driving. I wasn't the only one, I saw a cyclist cross Newell without looking at traffic. Fortunately the car saw him and stopped in time.

Posted by YSK, a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Jan 20, 2011 at 12:07 am

Very cool...been watching it being built up each morning on my way to work.

Posted by Anon., a resident of Crescent Park
on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:10 am

Are those trees alive or dead? Is this something that will grow and develop, or just a temporary distraction. If it is alive I'm for it.

Posted by homegirl, a resident of another community
on Jan 20, 2011 at 10:03 am

It seems really exciting for kids to run through and hide, play, etc.
I'm just worried they will become homeless dwellings at night...

Posted by hayes, a resident of Ohlone School
on Nov 26, 2011 at 2:06 pm

love it! don't be afraid of art!

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