Seattle Times: Artist John Grade builds “Middle Fork”

Eight stories up in the canopy of an old-growth Western hemlock, artist John Grade is suspended in a harness as he covers the tree trunk with heavy-gauge aluminum foil that’s plastered over to form a mold.

Joining him is Nicholas Dankers, a certified arborist without whom nobody gets off the ground, and an assistant, Sam Kuniholm. The tree is on private land near North Bend.

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