Marc Robarge

Tree of Positive Actions is a call and response sculpture in which audience participation is crucial to the expressive power of the piece. The trunk of the tree has a core of glass and wood, with parchment inside the glass, that addresses facets of systemic racism, such as the judicial system, health care, living wages, housing, education, voting rights, violence and trauma. The audience is called to respond by writing specific positive actions they will take to address these multi-layered concerns. The notes of positive actions create the canopy of the tree. The paper is dyed with a variety of skin tones, illuminated in the ambient light and softly moves in the air, a metaphor of living breath.