About \\ The Pod
Sculptor Elizabeth Keithline spent a week making a wire weaving of a 30-year-old Japanese zelkova on PEM’s campus to create Shadow Tree, a floor to ceiling sculpture in the Pod. After weaving the tree, she snipped through the weft to unwrap the woven form and then brought the tree to be galvanized in sections before bringing it back to install in the gallery. Keithline also created a series of Shadow Birds for the Pod.
Watch the Making of Shadow Tree
Elizabeth Keithline in process of wire wrapping one of the Japanese zelkova trees that flank either side of the Gardner-Pingree House's front door for Shadow Tree. © 2018 Peabody Essex Museum. Photography by Ken Sawyer