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.