Exhibit Design & Museum-Related Projects: Huntington Library
Mar. 14, 2020–June 15, 2020
Various locations around the site
How do five venerable bonsai trees relate in age and historical significance to important works in The Huntington's library and art collections?
"Lifelines/Timelines" explores the march of time by comparing the age of selected bonsai alongside benchmarks in the institution's 100-year history, and with significant pieces on view in the library and art galleries. Lines in the grain of natural deadwood sections of these bonsai can be used to calculate the tree's age. At each of the exhibition's five bonsai installations, I designed custom stands for each bonsai, including an illustrated label and timeline, interactive elements geared toward children, and other interpretive materials.
All images are © Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens, 2020