By Charlotte Cary-Boothe, Sally Alley, Marguerite Nicosia, Michele Szoka, Jenny Leggett, Kathlene Mobley, Virginia Gournet, Erika Mosser, and Lynn Prior
Willow trees, 2017

This is a growing structure comprised of nine groups of three willow rods, planted by a circle of nine artists and friends.

The idea of creating a living willow structure was developed by the group after meeting several times to make process-oriented art. The sets of rods were planted where each person stood with hands joined, leaving a space for the individual who enters and so closes the circle.

The willows will continue to be shaped as they grow upwards and inwards. As the structure matures and forms, passersby will be invited to investigate and discover the fruits of the group’s journey.

The group continues to meet and make art together. The willows continue to grow and follow the light and find the water. The goal is to form a peaceful space for contemplation.

Photos by Charlotte Cary-Boothe

Photo by Marguerite Nicosia

Video: Romare Addison