Office Sapling #2 (Spiral Sapling) by Nader G. Vakili

Spiral Sapling

(Office Sapling #2)

Black Walnut on terminal moraine granite
115"H x ~19" diameter

The tallest of the Sapling series, this one coils up to a point, with the coils exposing the deep red-brown inner core as contrasted with the creamy outer layer.

During the decades that I spent in laboratories and offices, I always wished that there were some type of botanical entity that one did not have to fuss with, clean the leaves off the floor, give it water and fertilizer, etc. Finally I developed the criteria for an office plant: it should take the minimum of floor space, should not need attending to, and should serve as a focal point for contemplation. I came up with the idea of 'Office Sapling' or forms thereabout, and have completed five of them.