SILOS, an outdoor art installation inspired by the prehistoric Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Dawn Redwood) species.
In a natural space one large fabric silo (proposed twelve feet tall, twenty-four feet diameter) will be a representation of the Metasequoia’s seasonal color. This silo is intended to convey the message of diversity and community. Fabric will be hung from a suspended metal ring, colorful panels will be digitally printed on sheer fabric.
Smaller fabric silos (proposed eight to twelve feet, three feet diameter) will surround the larger silo. These smaller silos illustrate biological and human isolation. The placement of the silos is an interpretation of a seed collecting map of south central China. Essentially, the installation is a walking map representing the fifty three seed collecting sites.
Visitors who are able, can walk inside the silos. The Metasequoia are specimen to understand climate change and the benefit of diverse genetics.
On View in Central Ohio March - April 2023