At Tree Pitts­burgh, we love art! In hon­or of our 15th Anniver­sary, we added mul­ti­ple pieces of art to our campus.

Next time you vis­it, be sure to take a walk and admire the work of local artists whose ded­i­ca­tion and tal­ent have added so much beau­ty to our campus.


We Are All Connected

We Are All Con­nect­ed is a col­lab­o­ra­tive work made by vol­un­teers tak­ing part in an art and poet­ry work­shop. Par­tic­i­pants inves­ti­gat­ed and explored how trees com­mu­ni­cate and form inter­de­pen­dent com­mu­ni­ties. From this knowl­edge, they wrote poet­ry with mul­ti­me­dia artist and poet Veron­i­ca Cor­puz. Visu­al Artist Ali­son Zap­a­ta and assis­tant Ryan McCormick used these poems and ideas from par­tic­i­pants to design this mur­al, which par­tic­i­pants paint­ed over the course of sev­er­al days.

This Artist Res­i­den­cy Project with Tree Pitts­burgh is sup­port­ed in full by the Arts in Edu­ca­tion Part­ner­ship of the Penn­syl­va­nia Coun­cil on the Arts (PCA), a state agency fund­ed by the Com­mon­wealth of Penn­syl­va­nia and the Nation­al Endow­ment for the Arts, a fed­er­al agency.  Pitts­burgh Cen­ter for Arts and Media (PCA&M) is PCA’s Arts in Edu­ca­tion Part­ner serv­ing Alleghe­ny, Beaver, Greene, and Wash­ing­ton counties.


Hemlock Cone

Artist Jan Loney (a long-time friend of Tree Pitts­burgh and a Tree Ten­der) cre­at­ed this met­al sculp­ture to pay trib­ute to the thou­sands of vol­un­teers who have con­tributed to Tree Pittsburgh’s mis­sion along the way by hon­or­ing them through their tools. Repur­posed trow­els, shov­els, and wheel­bar­rows have been care­ful­ly weld­ed to a cen­tral pole to evoke the shape of the Hem­lock cone – the state tree of Penn­syl­va­nia. The scales of the cone were fash­ioned from over 60 shov­els and 15 wheel­bar­rows, includ­ing one of the first-ever in ser­vice at Tree Pitts­burgh. The artist has left each tool in its orig­i­nal pati­na to hon­or the work and nat­ur­al process of oxi­da­tion of Moth­er Nature.
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