WISH TREES

Wish trees and fever trees are a well-known phenomenon in many cultures. By hanging pieces of cloth or written notes in a sacred tree, favors (disappearance of fever and illness) and wishes could be enforced.

Derde Wal asked me to design a concept for a meeting place and hangout that invites conversation and interaction. During Drift and Nijmeegse Kunstnacht the hangout was shown. Visitors of the festivals could write down their wishes and thoughts onto a piece of cloth and knot it to one of the oak trees.
For visual effects blacklight was used during the festival.

Remco Visser signed the texts onto the benches.

The total work (the trees and benches) was later purchased by Gallerie Bart and the meeting place functioned for years on the Honig site.