ARTISTS

DENNIS DOWNES

TITLE: Trail Marker Tree

LOCATION: Broadway and Sheridan - Gill Park

SIZE: 8’ x 5’ x 3’

MATERIALS: Bronze with Chilton Washtone Boulder

SPONSOR: East Lake View Neighbors

Dennis tells a little known fact from the history of the Midwest with this sculpture. Since the Midwest is frequently clouded, an ingenious method was created to lead the way to trails. Saplings located near a path were tied down to limit the growth on one side while encouraging the growth of limbs straight up into the air. Once formed, these saplings were untied and a directional post was created. This bronze Trail Marker Tree is sited on a boulder and replicates the released sapling and adds to our knowledge and appreciation of those who inhabited this land before it became settled.

YEARS EXHIBITED: 2009

Trail Marker Tree

Above photo shows selected year in exhibit