Sculpture I Love – Five Needles – Michigan State Tree

Public Sculpture Michael McGillis

Michael McGillis
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.

michael mcgillis sculpture five needles