Valley of the Hearts Delight (2003) 52"h x 120"w x 33"d, Fiberglass, ash, wood, light
This site-specific installation was installed as part of the city of San Jose's Phantom Galleries which exhibits artwork in empty storefronts. I wrapped several fruit trees in fiberglass and then removed it in sections to create these hollow forms. The "trees" are lit from the interior and the base is covered with ash. Signs at the base of the trees give information on their species and facts about their decline in the Santa Clara Valley over the last 70 years.