The Idea Tree
The Idea Tree was created for The Mount Pleasant Temporium in Washington, DC.
The Idea Tree represents our neighborhoods, our City, and our homes. Constructed using recycled cardboard and wood, drawings, cutouts and small structural elements create a sense that the tree is made of buildings, towers, and houses. Our ideas, our hopes, our dreams are the things that help shape what our neighborhoods are, what our city is, and what it can be. Visitors to the Temporium are asked to contribute to this installation by answering the questions, "What do you want for Mount Pleasant?" and "What do you want for DC? Sharing thoughts and ideas on green slips of paper, and adding these "leaves" to the tree make our neighborhood tree blossom. Together we can watch our ideas grow.