The Blossom Tree

In collaboration with House of Objects Launchpad & VOLSAG

As part of our ongoing project We The Living, Globe and House of Objects have put together a unique installation in which a tree will "blossom" before your eyes.

Visitors will have the opportunity to write a message on a pink ribbon. Our volunteers will demonstrate how to fashion the ribbons into beautiful blossom sand attach them to our living tree.

Initially, the idea was for the blossom to conceal a message to a loved one. Over time, this idea has varied and evolved to reflect upon a series of themes, all centered on the question of living, and what it means to be human.
Trees are a symbol of life: of both physical and spiritual growth, of both sturdiness and transience.
Blossoms are associated with the coming of spring, and their arrival brings joy to people all over the world. But their beauty is short-lived, not unlike our own human experience.

The Blossom Tree is a work that acknowledges this impermanence and celebrates the beauty of our lives, allowing people to express their thoughts or feelings in a manner that is simultaneously private and communal.

Once in bloom, The Blossom Tree serves as testament to the fragility and preciousness of our lives.
Its message is ans important on: through love and solidarity, we the living may face the transience of our own existence.

Globe hopes to bring this project to the wider community, transporting The Blossom Tree from place to place to connect with as many people as possible. Details of its future destinations will be updated in the future.

If you or your organisation would be interested in hosting The Blossom Tree, contact Rashida Davidson at Rashida@globegallery.org