'Succulent Tree' was a 5-tiered feast of succulents, twinkle lights, mosses, and guitar pick garland!
As the Westin’s official holiday tree for 2016, 'Succulent Tree' was on view through the month of December 2016.
I was contacted by the Senior Marketing Manager of The Westin Austin Downtown who wanted a holiday tree for the lobby.
We toured the property and cherry-picked influences from the hotel, taking inspiration from the lobby’s soothing vertical garden and Austin’s staple instrument: the guitar.
'Succulent Tree’s' musical influences were its diamond-shaped trays and guitar pick garland. The tree’s soothing elements were its living succulents, soft mosses, and gentle lighting.
A week after the tree’s installation, I hosted a happy hour in the hotel bar. Thanks to the folks who joined me in toasting this accomplishment! Your support is greatly appreciated.
The tree’s welded steel frame was made of pipe for the central pole; square tubing for a sturdy base; angle iron and expanded metal trays, each tray being welded to a larger diameter pipe which nested over the smaller diameter central pole; and pipe spacers.
'Succulent Tree' measured 9 ft. tall x 5 ft. wide x 3 ft. deep.
This was my first art installation in a public place.
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