Carol Hummel is a sculptor who uses yarn as her medium and trees, at least this time, as her canvas. She’s covered this tree in a synthetic yarn designed to last the 2-years the exhibition is to be up. According to Hummel, the fabric won’t impede tree growth or harm wildlife (though they might be a little confused by it, don’t you think?)
The flickr photographer who captured the “tree cozy” has a more detailed article about Hummel and her art which you can read by clicking on the photo.
I love how it looks in winter–adding color when the leaves are all gone–I hope to see more photos of the tree when the leaves have returned. If you live in Cleveland, send me a tree pic this spring, and I’ll post it here!