A series of groves, arranged in the form of a human heart, invite a rite of passage through introspection. The surreal landscape and the candid questions posed by the oracular stations in each chamber, provoke a thoughtful and deep response from the participant.
A prototype chamber will be available for display in time for MAKER Fair, with multiple trees and an oracle. Several displays of the art-to-part process undertaken to give form to the initial sketches will also be available. Our intent is to illustrate both the process and the result of going from an idea to a full 3-D realization, and some of the more mundane steps required to get there. For instance our recent cutting of the half-scale versions revealed a design flaw causing us to go from two part to three part tree structures and adjust some dimensions of the cutouts.
Read our Vision Document for Forest of the Heart, created in Oct 2010.
Giant squid acrylic prototype; squid tree cutting out on ShopBot at 2-ft x 4-ft size.
Tree prototypes at 1-inch : 1-foot scale, late December