A giant assembly of 5 interactive kinetic sculptures entitled “The Tree of Life” are exhibited in the Grand Staircase of the new Kaiser Permanente medical facility at Lone Tree, CO.
The entire work is 80′ tall in the building and can be seen from the approach to the entry but is best experienced by ascending the stairs. The viewer can gently bring the artworks to life and they will continue their gentle motions long after departure.
The individual pieces are titled, from the bottom to top of the staircase, “The Seed” The Leaves” "Glimmer” The Juggler” and “The Flower”.
NATURE CAN BE A HARSH CRITIC - THE SAINT VRAIN RIVER FLOOD
The five-level artwork was completed and ready for installation at the artist’s studio but fatefully was caught in the raging flood of the North St. Vrain creek on Sept 12th of 2013 in Lyons, Colorado. All was lost into the river and destroyed with the exception of “The Seed”.
Kaiser Permanente generously and immediately came to the support of the artist and recommissioned the work to be made again.
The one surviving sculpture was refurbished and placed on the garden level at the Lone Tree site in December of 2013.
Nine months later, the artists’ studio and home were reconstructed and repaired. The giant interactive sculpture has been entirely recreated and can now be seen best by journeying up the “Tree of Life” using the staircase, and gaining some fitness in the process.