|Slow Magic (Photo by MPF)|
Call it magic, and this makeshift tree will tend to agree. Asher Woodworth, the tree’s “embodiment,” explained that his evergreen costume was designed to display a contrast between the “energies
of economy and efficiency and the energies of slowness and magic.”
Local officials, however, were not impressed with “Mr. Tree’s” lumbering march across a busy intersection. When his dragging limbs began holding up traffic, Woodworth was issued a warning. When the pace didn’t quicken, Woodworth was arrested.
A college friend described “Woody” as “funny,” but not “malicious.” Woodworth himself referred to the incident as “performance art.”
Copyright October 27, 2016 by Linda Van Slyke All Rights Reserved