The Singing Tree of Diversity Sky Mural
Daniel Dancer is a visionary artist who makes large scale images that involve hundreds of children dressed in different colors, using their bodies to create powerful images photographed from the sky. He saw Sondra Folk Cheesbrough’s Singing Tree of Diversity II and was inspired to organize 900 North Elementary School kids and staff in Morgantown, West Virginia to reproduce the collaborative mural Sondra had created with elementary children from Monongalia County. The image using the media of dancing children depicts the polar ice caps melting, the fruit falling and the leaves blowing away. "They were all so beautiful on a cold afternoon in their version of The Tree of Life.” said Daniel. Founder of the Singing Tree Project, Laurie Marshall, was thrilled and honored to discover Sondra’s powerful image translated into Daniel's large scale, remarkable collaborative skywork.