"The Heart of The Tree" Visual Arts Project, Dec. 4-8
Public Art Project Proposal:The Heart of The Tree
According to IntactForests.org, there are 3.5 to 7 billion trees cut down each year, including Timber harvesting (37%), agricultural expansion (28%), wildfire (21%), construction of roads for resource mining and extraction, pipelines and power lines (12%) and expansion of transportation networks via roads (2%).
The purpose of “The Heart of The Tree” is to raise awareness and take measures for protecting trees. Trees are our close friends, they have life and beating hearts, they also know pain and love just like us.
We will be tying “cougar blue” ribbons on the trees at CSUSM and include a heart-shaped card to show they also have beating hearts as well. “The Heart of the Tree” is a final project for Visual and Performing Arts VSAR 320.
Tree locations: Library Plaza, Tukwut Courtyard and Craven Drive