Osage Orange sapling planted in charred remains of a red oak tree, site prior to dedication, charred red oak in center with row of carved scoops awaiting use in planting ceremony and given as gifts to participants, carved by Matthew Dehaemers,native wildflower garden, site 17' high x 50' diameter.
Detail, scoops awaiting use in planting at dedication ceremony and given as gifts to participants, carved by Matthew Dehaemers, each scoop, approximately 12 x 4 x 3"
Eddy Red Eagle, principle mentor to the artists, blessing the site in the Osage language, March 2003
Liesel Fenner, Arts Administrator for the Project, Arts in Community Landscapes, Massachusetts Foundation for the Arts, giving gifts from the Wampanoag to the Osage
Matthew Dehaemers, Sean StandingBear and Karen McCoy tethering the Osage Orange sapling, tethering stake carved and pigmented by Sean StandingBear.
Van Bighorse and the Osage Singers honoring the site with voice and drumming at dedication ceremony
Osage Elder Harry RedEagle participating in planting the Osage Orange sapling
detail of sapling inside red oak tree, May 2004 - 3 months after planting (photo Matthew Dehaemers).
before caretaking the native wildflower garden.
Clara Núñez-Regueiro, Osage Nation Inter-Institutional Cultural Advisor, with her daughter Valerie Núñez-Regueiro weeding the Tree in Tree native wildflower garden, May 2007 (photo Mauricio Núñez-Regueiro).
View of Osage Orange sapling growing from red oak trunk, May 2008
Detail of tethered Osage Orange sapling branch May 2008
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