House for Summer
30th Anniversary
- planted 1987

House for Summer is an artist-initiated sculpture of living trees sited in Hoyt Arboretum in Portland, Oregon. Fifteen Himalayan birch trees, with vivid white bark, were planted on the knoll above SW Knights Road and SW Fairview in 1987, the house is oriented to catch the Summer Solstice sunset. The artist’s Summer Solstice performances have occurred on the site, which can be visited year ‘round. The 30th anniversary of the planting of the temporal work will be celebrated in June 2017 with a solstice event, exhibit and catalog.


Growing in Hoyt Arboretum, House for Summer is part of the Public Art Collection of the City of Portland, OR. Parks & Recreation arborists maintain, prune and shape the work under a joint agreement with the Regional Arts and Culture Council.
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