9.05.2005

Tree Cozy (updated)



























What do you do when you spot a crochet-covered tree on your way across town? You get a camera and take copious pictures to post on your blog, of course. This Tree Cozy is part of a citywide art project to beautify and enhance our city. I am waiting for a phone call from Cleveland Heights City Hall as to who the artist was and what the "message" of the tree may be. My mother thinks it's a Divers-i-Tree.

UPDATE: This tree was created by artist Carol Hummel, a sculpture teacher at Kent State University. The article (linked) says she has two pieces in Cleveland Heights. I wonder where the other one is...

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21 Comments:

Blogger Tara said...

"From a distance...", it looks very cool, almost like the trunk is transparent red.

29/8/05 13:11  
Blogger Worldgineer said...

Looks photoshopped. Since it happens to be real, that's quite cool.

29/8/05 13:24  
Blogger El Fid said...

Is this another caption contest?

29/8/05 13:26  
Blogger graculus said...

That looks very cool. And the tree won't get cold now either. How thoughtful!

29/8/05 13:37  
Anonymous normzone said...

Caption contest entry:

"Fortunately crochet beetle infestations, while serious, are limited in scope, and can usually be dealt with by spraying with Woolite"

29/8/05 14:58  
Blogger J.a.G. said...

all prepped for fall in its new trendy stripped scarf

29/8/05 17:37  
Blogger Diva said...

Brilliant!

29/8/05 19:21  
Blogger Steve DeGroof said...

Of all things in a city to choose from, someone decided that a tree needed beautification?

29/8/05 19:42  
Blogger Lukas Abrhm said...

imagine all the darning it took...good syd biscuits.
and yr mom was prolly right.

29/8/05 19:55  
Anonymous uncle jim said...

i can only imagine your initial wonderment as you came upon it [you did just come upon it, didn't you? i mean you didn't have it as a predestination, did you? like someone had already told you about it?] i like it. as alluded to by another commenter, i think it will help in those cruel east side winters. west side trees would never need such protection.

29/8/05 21:01  
Blogger k_sra said...

Indeed, Uncle jim, I came upon it. Only after gazing upon it and deciding to photograph it did it become my destination.

30/8/05 08:48  
Blogger nightfly said...

I think these two probably had something to do with that tree.

30/8/05 10:24  
Blogger charlene said...

I wonder if it is the work of Rebecca Vaughan who made the lamp post cosies on Canal St. in nyc a while back. I know she lives somewhere in OH.

31/8/05 00:55  
Anonymous uncle jim said...

that picture of you and the tree ... passer-by take that for you? your expression seems pensive - can you share what your thoughts were then?

31/8/05 06:41  
Blogger k_sra said...

Rebecca Vaughan, huh? Interesting.
I'll keep my eyes open for more on that tree.

Uncle Jim, the sun was in my eyes and the tree was very wet from rain. Otherwise, I'd be hugging it in that picture. : )

31/8/05 10:08  
Blogger ana ventura said...

this is amazing. I'm waiting to see the tree without leaves!

3/9/05 05:08  
Anonymous Jan said...

I found this tree post via Ana's blog (Portugal) and am surprised to see it's in Cleveland Heights! I lived there until last October. Where's the tree located? It's wonderful!!

5/9/05 09:57  
Blogger npetrikov said...

I'd like a nice, steaming cup of sap--two lumps. Will you be 'Mother'?

5/9/05 16:25  
Anonymous Robert N G said...

As Abraham Lincoln once said, "It's the sort of thing you'll like, if you like this sort of thing."

6/9/05 06:39  
Blogger AddledWriter said...

It's a place for dogs in sweaters to wee.

6/9/05 19:26  
Anonymous ~drew emborsky~ said...

I love it!! =)

~drew~
the crochet dude

9/9/08 11:10  

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