Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Description

The Tree of Life sculpture, commonly referred to as the “People Tree”, is the symbol of Columbia Maryland. The community consists of ten self-contained villages which were established in the late 1960s by The Rouse Company, a development firm headed by James Rouse. The People Tree is located next to The Rouse Company headquarters, along the bank of Lake Kittamaqundi. The 30 foot sculpture was created in 1967 by French artist Pierre du Fayet.

Notes

http://www.columbiamaryland.com/othernam.htm

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1991-05-08/news/9113004882_1_columbia-association-tree-of-life-spirit-of-columbia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbia,_Maryland

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Housing development -- planned communites; Cities and towns -- Maryland -- Columbia; Land use -- Planning -- Planned communities; Land use -- Planning -- Suburbs; Public art -- public sculpture;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Maryland

City Name

Columbia

Keywords

Tree of Life; People Tree; Columbia, Maryland; public sculpture; James Rouse;

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