Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, Art and Community

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Beneath the Ogirishi Tree

The Journey Projects has moved back into the studio.  Pierre Coiron of Stability Engineering has approved the weight limits for the sculpture and Jason Smith of Smithworks Iron and Design, is forging the Ogirishi Tree out of steel, while I tackle the ornamentation for the […]

Beneath the Ogirishi Tree

The Journey Projects has moved back into the studio.  Pierre Coiron of Stability Engineering has approved the weight limits for the sculpture and Jason Smith of Smithworks Iron and Design, is forging the Ogirishi Tree out of steel, while I tackle the ornamentation for the […]

Sculpture Update

Core of sculpture
On Friday, February 7, I got to see the core of the sculpture, which will be installed in the library. I am collaborating with Jason Smith, owner of Smithwork’s Iron and Design in Decatur. I had already seen the benches and was very pleased. The sculpture will rise to 18′ and will have approximately 20 branches along with leaves and other ephemera.
This represents the uppermost part of the tree and will contain additional branches and ornamentation. The sculpture entitled "Beneath the Origishi Tree" references "Newbouldia laevis", a tree grown in Africa that is used by healers.
This represents the uppermost part of the tree and will contain additional branches and ornamentation. The sculpture entitled “Beneath the Origishi Tree” references “Newbouldia laevis”, a tree grown in Africa that is used by healers. I will provide more updates and sketches as we continue to work on this most important part of the overall installation for the the Wolf Creek project.