I like the idea of experiencing an e.e. cummings' poem as a physical event. Seeing the landscape framed by the tree and feeling the power of the tree around you gives a very tangible meaning to his words.
Opening was created as part of an artist-in-residence project sponsored by the Trust in collaboration with the Little House School in Dorchester. Ryerson carved into the trunk of a tree that had to be cut down and removed due to illness. The artist stamped a poem by e.e. cummings into the bronze floor of Opening; cummings is buried in the Clark family lot nearby (off Althaea Path).
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