The resulting artwork symbolically expresses the notion of individuals extending care into the wider community. For some, the sculpture may symbolize the Biblical Tree of Life, while others may be reminded of the deep, verdant green of Missouri forestry.
Our client also wanted to incorporate the inspirational saying: “Like branches on a tree, we may grow in different directions, but our roots remain as one.”
Bauermeister’s installation underscores this idea, as it consists of several separate panels that span two walls but are unified by a single subject. The many hand-carved markings could symbolize to some viewers the idea of individuals being part of a larger community.