After the windstorm of 2006 that devastated Stanley Park, the Vancouver Board of Parks and recreation commissioned four groups of artists to conceive and construct a series of environmental art works. Partnered with Peter von Teisenhausen, a noted environmental artist, John and Peter worked to restore the remains of a fallen 700 year old cedar along a park path.
Two 18' segments of the tree had been removed, one for the path, the other segment was lost to uncertain motives. John and Peter worked for two years to find the missing pieces of the tree and repurpose them into a solid interior cedar orb placed inside a charred, hollow cedar seed.
The final piece is titled 'Listen' and is meant to reflect the notions of birth, death, and rebirth of ourselves and our environment. See the links sections for further information.