Tree-hugger is an interactive light installation composed of a series of wires with hundreds of green LED’s, illuminating a large, mature red oak tree along the trail. Visitors can touch four sensors on the tree trunk to trigger a display of a slow, upward and outward “pulse.” All four sensors can only be triggered if the entire trunk is “hugged” by a single person or several participants acting together.

Cathy Wise studied Studio Art at Georgia State University and currently lives and works in Atlanta. Focusing mainly as a painter, print-maker and photo assistant almost immediately after graduating from GSU, she moved to San Francisco for four years.

Cathy collaborated with Patricio Vela on Tree-hugger.