Family Tree - Rochester, NY
Posted by: sagefemme
N 43° 07.942 W 077° 36.468
18T E 287894 N 4778815
Quick Description: This bronze sculpture by Eddie Davis, commissioned in 1984, and completed in 1988 was designed specifically for placement in Highland Park, as part of the Rochester Sesquicentennial. It is also part of the Smithsonian Art inventory (crosslisted).
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/25/2012 8:24:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMEA4R
From the Smithsonian Inventory (visit link
"A stout "tree" stands on an oblong, irregularly shaped base. A row of faces is integrated into the sculpted tree on the upper half. There are six faces progressing from eldest to youngest. The youngest, an infant, has the most facial detail and is also the most three-dimensional, as the other faces are reliefs. The infant's head is attached by the chin and back of crown in a cavity on the far right side of the tree."
It is signed and dated "E. Davis 1988" and the inscription on the base reads: "Tree of Life" was funded through a Rochester Sesquicentennial Arts in the Community grant in 1984 specially for placement in Highland Park. The final bronzing of the sculpture was made possible with public funds for the New York State Council on the Arts. In Monroe County, these funds are administered by Arts for Greater Rochester as part of the Local Incentive Funding/Test (LIFT).
This is its listing in a local inventory of Public Art: (visit link