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February 18th, 2011 By Steven Rosen | Arts & Culture | Posted In: Visual Art

Local Art Installation Honored


"Hanging Garden," artist Shinji Turner-Yamamoto's 2010 art installation involving two trees — one live, one dead — suspended vertically in the middle of the abandoned Holy Cross Church in Mount Adams, has won a Gold Leaf Award from the Ohio Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.

Both the artist and his arboreal consultant, Tim Back of Back Tree Service, received Gold Leafs this week during a conference in Columbus.

The award is for outstanding landscape beautification activities.

By the way, if you're wondering what has happened to those trees, Judith Turner-Yamamoto of the Global Tree Project reports that the live one was planted at the church after the October de-installation. Sculpture students worked with materials from the dead tree in a semester-long project and the results were featured in a one-night exhibition at the Contemporary Arts Center in January. A book documenting the Cincinnati project is forthcoming.

Read CityBeat's review of the installation here.

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