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Visiondivision's Chop Stick celebrates the raw materials that make our built world

Chop Stick in the evening, where one can swing while enjoying a drink. Photo courtesy if IMA. On opening day, Ulf and Anders of Visiondivision handed out ice cream. Courtesy IMA. The large swing is fun for children and grown-ups alike. Courtesy VIMA. The swings were made from chunks of wood cut out and The selected tulip poplar tree was located in a stand of trees sold as timber outside Lapel, Indiana. A crane supported the top of the tree as the loggers rigged the bottom. Courtesy Visiondivision. Once cut, the tree swings freely from the crane, and was then lowered onto a truck dolly for transport to the IMA. Courtesy Visiondivision. The tree enjoyed a police escort as it made the 30 mile journey to the Museum. Courtesy Visiondivision. The tree was harvested and de-barked in late spring, when its sap was so wet that the bark, once scored, slides off like a peel. The bark was cut, stacked, and air-dried to make the shingles that now cover the concession stand kiosk. Courtesy Visiondivision. A diagram of the elevations of the tree. Courtesy Visiondivision.

On opening day, Ulf and Anders of Visiondivision handed out ice cream. Courtesy IMA.

On opening day, Ulf and Anders of Visiondivision handed out ice cream. Courtesy IMA.



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