This sculpture titled “Five Needles” is located in the Michigan Legacy Park. The first time I hiked these woods I fell in love with this instillation. It wasn’t until I read a bit more about the story behind the art that I become even more enamored. The artist created this piece to represent our State Tree, the White Pine.
The branches with sails are arranged in a sequence reminiscent of the Fibonacci Spiral, the natural growth pattern for tree-branches and cones, many sea shells and other natural forms.