Friday, June 15, 2012

New York: Megan Karlen's Persimmon

"This tree was the one that we had in a high rise on a window sill overlooking Ground Zero. Well, it's now in the Berkshires :) We planted it last fall, we wrapped it with hay and burlap to brace itself against the snow, we unwrapped it this spring and before we knew it it was filling out with amazing leaves from the ground up.
You can see the top of the persimmon as a stick with no leaves. This is how tall it grew before we planted it. Now the leaves are sprouting from the soil level up and it's filling out beautifully!"
---Megan Karlen

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The story of my Hibaku seedling update

This Ginkgo seedling was originally brought to Tokyo at Wako Works of Art for a collector.  The seedling was planted in my hand made elephant foot ceramic pot, however, as soon as it got to Tokyo, it started to get weak. So we decided to replant it in regular pot.  As I left Tokyo, it looked like it was dying.

Then, in June 2012, I got a letter from Yukari Hagiwara at Wako Works of Art, letting me know that the Ginkgo that looked like it was dying is now grown so much with many leaves.  I am very happy to know that Yukari took care of it well.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tree Project in MAKING THE MEMORY SACRED Art, Human Rights and Community A dialogue on art, public space, community and memorialization

MAKING THE MEMORY SACRED: Art, Human Rights and CommunityA dialogue on art, public space, community and memorializationhopes to foster a comparative global dialogue between participant artists, designers, scholars and activists around the world to investigate intersections of art, site, human rights, community, and memory.
Participants were initially asked asked to respond to quotes provided by:
And then to respond to each other’s posts.
The dialogue is ongoing and organic.
The curated online dialogue is an interdepartmental effort partnered with the A/P/A Institute at NYU, NYU’s Center for Media, Culture and History/Center for Religion and Media, NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Art and Art Professions and the Asian American Arts Alliance (a4) and a4′s Locating The Sacred Festival.

Spain: Blanca de la Torre’s Hibaku Sendan has bloomed

Hiroshi, one of your trees has bloomed!!!!! :) -Blanca de la Torre