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Cloud Forest

stainless steel
32’w x 14.5’h x 2’d
Mitchell Park Library
Palo Alto, CA

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Cloud Forest is located in the entry of Palo Alto’s new state-of-the-art Mitchell Park Library. Inspired by the redwood tree which is the symbol of Palo Alto, the sculpture is an abstracted interpretation of the unique exchange between the coastal redwoods & Pacific Ocean marine layer.  If one looks they can find images within the lacy steel pattern; clouds, birds, seeds, unfurling sprouts, branch bifurcation and more. The steel curves subtly “billow” from the walls to join with the hand-brushed finishes in creating uncommon light reflections. These complex patterns of light & steel signify the worlds within worlds found inside the Library.