The Peace in the Trees sculptural installation of 12 sandstone monoliths is located in trees at Maleny Retreat. The monoliths were carved by 12 local artists who volunteered two days of their time to create pieces that reflected nature, the environment or some aspect of peace and peacefulness. Wendy van der Drift is a member of art4place; and she and other residents of Maleny Retreat (Maria, Michael and Roman) gave permission for this installation to be carved, installed and open to the public at certain times.
On Saturday 6 October the installation was open for the second time between 10am and 4pm. As you can see from the photos below couples and small groups of visitors took the opportunity to view this unique sculptural installation.
|©2012 E-A Murray - Visiting Peace in the Trees 1|
|©2012 E-A Murray - Visiting Peace in the Trees 2|
|©2012 E-A Murray - Visiting Peace in the Trees 3|
|©2012 E-A Murray - Judy G's - Reflection|
|©2012 E-A Murray - Kim M's - Solace|
|©2012 E-A Murray - Carolyn S's - Heartfelt|
These monoliths will peacefully merge more with the trees as they age; and visitors will be invited to reflect on peace and the natural environment that is so much a part of Maleny Retreat.