In 2007 a 100-year storm hit Seattle’s Thornton Creek. Although 3 houses were destroyed, this beautiful Japanese maple survived. Initially we hoped to relocate maple and allow the art to focus attention on it as a living survivor. As time passed the city became reluctant to try and save the tree. So, being the son of a lumberjack, I cut it down and if you look closely you’ll see its ghost bundled inside the new MEMORY TREE.