Above image: Andy Goldsworthy, Tree Fall, 2013 (installation view). Photograph by Jan Stürmann.
The British sculptor had an earlier installation at Presidio, which we would like to highlight this week. Goldsworthy partnered with the For-Site foundation (an organization dedicated to art about place) to create Tree Fall in 2013.
The following is from For-Site:
Tree Fall is constructed from a tree removed as part of the Presidio’s park management efforts; in this case, a eucalyptus felled for the Presidio Parkway project has been combined with clay derived from surrounding land. Installed inside the historic Powder Magazine on the Presidio’s Main Post, Tree Fall provides an unexpected perspective on the Presidio and its forest, bringing elements of the outdoors in and making visible what might otherwise be hidden underground.
Creating this imposing installation within the Powder Magazine, a historic landmark–designated building originally used to store munitions, posed unique challenges. In order not to compromise the building’s structure and historical fabric, For-Site worked with structural engineers and fabricators to build an architectural substructure on which Tree Fall was installed. The installation was completed with the help of more than 40 community volunteers.
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