Thursday, December 3, 2009

Arbol de Vidal / Tree of Life

This mural/sculpture is entitled Arbol de Vidal (Tree of Life). It is on the building that houses the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a research organization that focuses on sustainable urban living by looking at all aspects of a community - transportation, climate, energy use, technology, natural resources, and community development.

Two artists, Catherine Cajandig and John Weber, led the project, which was a joint effort of The Chicago Public Art Group, Youth Service Project, and Center for Neighborhood Technology. While the small artwork on the side are separate pieces attached to the building, the main Tree of Life section is permanently sculpted onto the building.

2 comments:

Hilda said...

I like it, especially the fact that it's sculpted onto the building. What a great idea!

B SQUARED said...

Kind of a strange name for the organization.