Trinity Root is 9/11 Memorial Inspired by Real Tree


Image credit: Scott Beale / Laughing Squid under a Creative Commons license.

Despite root systems living all around us, something about their form often grabs me. I'll often find myself doodling trees with roots stretching wide beneath a line of a journal page or notice concert posters or t-shirts that features these natural anchors. This piece, called Trinity Root by Steve Tobin, is especially powerful. Dedicated to the people that died on September 11, 2001, it reminds me of a branching family tree, making me think of growth, the passage of time and our connection to the all things. What does the piece make you think or feel? Thanks to Scott Beale at Laughing Squid for sharing this shot above.

Here's a video from Trinity Church's website that shows how this impressive piece was created.


@ChrisTackett is TreeHugger's Social Media Editor and likes to post about bikes, composting, art and other things.

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