August 1 from 7-10PM
In the artist’s own words:
I don’t know why I look at trees so much; it’s dangerous when I drive.
Every time I look at a tree I try to find the perfect available real estate within its body that could fit a structure – an area within the tree that would not only compliment the tree’s energy, but also create an imaginative space for me – a tearoom for imagination. In this sense, I think of trees as partners to harmonize natural design.
10 years ago, after college, I was unable to afford meat, let alone buy property to build a tree house. With this limitation, I started my first version of my works at a scale that I could afford – a very small one, in a very small tree. Nine years later, my first tree house was finished.
Dave Creek received his degree in Character Animation from the California Institute of the Arts.