Andree Singer Thompson

Wrapsody in Blue

Award winning site sculpture commissioned by Pro Arts and the Oakland Art Commission.

Hidden inside a large grove of Italian Stone Pines overlooking Lake Merritt in Oakland, California, we discovered a cathedral-like space where tree limbs arch to form a high, protective canopy. To emphasize the dramatic forms, we wrapped selected branches with fabric of an intense blue color that echoed the blue of the nearby boathouse and sailboat covers and reflected patches of sky visible through the pine needles. These wrapped branches outlined the powerful structure of the canopy overhead, transformed the branches into sinuous lines, and enticed viewers into the grove to experience the magical qualities of the space.

Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA

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