Linda Brenner Carvings
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Christmas Trees (in progress)
These were collected on the street when people threw them away - stripped of their decorations. 
I am now returning these trees to their splendor using salvaged materials
Healing Poles   The Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
                                                                                                                               Photo Credit: John Carlano
Paulownia Project At Philadelphia International Airport
 
These three carvings commemorate the Royal Paulownia trees that graced Logan Circle and remain as evidence of the beauty of the trees, while giving the wood new life - now as sculpture. 
 
The form of the carvings was inspired by the geometry of Jacques Greber's Parkway Plan of 1919, and the theme of the three rivers - Delaware, Schuykill, and Wisssahickon - used by Alexander Stirling Calder for the Swann Memorial Fountain.  Like the Calders, the Paulownia sculptures represent these three rivers. 
Burning Bush  Carbonized Beech, Spackle, painted Cherry wood
 
The wood was rescued from a downed tree after a storm and was picked up while on my way to the Philadelphia Alumni RISD Valentines party in 2002.
Ribbon  Basswood, paint, pigmented wax, gold leaf on a cast concrete base
 
The Linden tree cut down to clear a building site in Bucks County, PA. 
Spring Leaf  Carbonized Ailanthus, Spackle, Magic Marker on cast concrete base
 
Notice (in the detail) the plan drawn on the top
Ram's Head Capital  Carbonized Sourwood and Basswood on cast concrete base