Did you know that Andrew Woodard’s sculpture Life Tree is intended to be habitat for birds? The hole in the front is specifically designed by Andrew to encourage a bird to enter, and the hollow cavity inside is sized for a bird to nest and grow offspring. This is also one of several reasons that the sculpture is set back in the forest within salal, for privacy and distance from the walking path. The concept is all part of Andrew’s larger initiative called The Birds and Bees Project, where all of his sculptures are intended to become both art and habitat for either birds or bees. A great combination in the spirit of the Sculpture Forest. Andrew even said that the sculpture is not successful until a bird nests in it. We will be on the lookout and report if/when that occurs!
Professional photographer Tiffany Matthews of Puyallup WA was intrigued by Andrew’s habitat art and gives us a view of the future birdhouse’s “front door”, and more.
From Tiffany: “It was such a pleasure to enjoy your wonderful park, and I’ll be back in the future for sure. The Sculpture Forest is the perfect spot to take children and expose them both to nature and the arts. Here in Washington state you can easily find one or the other, but the marriage of the two is so unique, and I can’t wait to return with my family.
I enjoyed the variety of pieces, and how they integrated so well into the trails – which were also perfectly maintained, so that we could focus on appreciating the art around us. My first trip to the park was with my two best friends. It was a lovely, perfect spring day, and a relaxing way to unwind after a hectic week.”
Thank you, Tiffany!