Mixed Media Installation > A Treehouse for Anaya

heather brammeier artwork treehouse installation found materials interactive
A Treehouse for Anaya
Ginkgo branches from Anaya’s backyard, sycamore, london plane, oak, magnolia, and willow branches, furring strips, reclaimed lumber, and various objects for play
15 ft x 20 ft x 15 ft

My eight-year-old neighbor Anaya moved away sometime over the winter; when her entire family moved away this summer, a sense of finality set in. “A Treehouse for Anaya” is about missing my friend and wishing her well as she grows up. The main supports in the structure are huge ginkgo branches that fell from the tree in Anaya’s yard (seen behind the treehouse). The first time I met Anaya was when I went over to her yard to get these branches.