"Brightly-colored PVC pipes, juxtaposed against a patch of dead trees sticking out from the small pond at Franklin’s Sculpture Park, were quickly noticed by passersby last week.
After complications with permitting, a new sculpture, “The Trees of Life,” was installed earlier this month by students from Wheaton College. Many residents took to Facebook to express excitement about the new art installment at the popular park.
Hyunmin Bae, an artist and recent graduate of Wheaton, designed the project in 2017. With the help of fellow artists, she put the display together last week.
Kelly Goff, an assistant professor of art and art history at Wheaton, said after walking through the park for inspiration, Bae noticed an existing bright blue pipe sticking up from the pond. She saw the lone pipe sitting among the dying trees with its top protruding above the water and knew what she wanted to do."
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|the "Trees of Life" at the Sculpture Park, Panther Way|
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