Shadow Tree

Elizabeth Keithline is making a Shadow Tree, a new sculpture for the Peabody Essex Museum. First, she’ll wrap the tree’s lower 12’ in wire to capture the shape. Then she’ll take the wire tree form away to be galvanized, a process that will harden the wire before the sculpture is installed in the museum.

The artist will be working on site from September 26 through October 2nd. The Shadow Tree will be on view in the Art and Nature Center starting in February 2019.

The artist returns to PEM the first weekend of December for a public art-making program. Details at