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Burlington City Arts

Maple, Apple, Birch

Artist: 
Elizabeth Billings & Andrea Wasserman

Burlington International Airport
2001, wood
 
Maple, Apple, Birch illustrates the Vermont landscape with hand-carved planks of red maple and panels of printed and woven birch veneer. The text is taken from contemporary poems by Cora Brooks of Chelsea and excerpts from the 1800’s diary of Harriet Warren Vail of Pomfret. The carved wooden panels of apple trees and poems, both past and present, depict a time and season that are fundamental to the legacy of Vermont. The installation, which runs along several walls of the new concourse, creates a distinct sense of place for those arriving and departing in Vermont.
Commissioned by Burlington City Arts

Funded by Burlington International Airport and the Vermont Arts Council