The Wood Wave

The Kruckeberg Botanical Garden has added this amazing new statue to its grounds.  It’s called the Wood Wave, and it’s huge.  And beautiful.

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Heh.  Katie is crying in the above photo because I insisted she wear a coat.  I didn’t expect her to pose for the photo, but when she saw me take out the camera, she tearfully toddled over to the rest of the group and cried “Cheeese!” in the most pathetic little voice ever.

Anyway.

This sculpture was created from the root system of a 1,000 year old Redwood tree.  The artist intended it to be “interactive” — he wanted people to be able to climb all over it.  There are rods and climbing grips built into the wood; you can see some of them in my pictures.

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There are also some designs made of overlapping discs of hammered copper, resembling ancient pictographs.

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My kids thought it was a lot of fun; I thought it was something fun enough to share!

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