As the sun sets on Saturday, April 13, 2024, multimedia artist Sarah Bird will debut Being/Tree, a projection of a 245-foot full-scale portrait of a rare 1,500-year-old redwood tree will appear on San Francisco’s iconic Ferry Building.

Bird’s presentation invites people to gather in the heart of the city to experience the wonder and awe that these iconic trees evoke. “Being/Tree is a call for those of us who dwell in cities to work in concert and collaboration with the natural world to face the challenges that lie ahead, and to be aware of the role trees continue to play in our urban world,” says Bird. “The more connected we feel to redwoods and other forests, the more benefits there will be to the health of these forests and our personal well-being.”

About Sarah Bird
Sarah Bird is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on trees to investigate relationships among humans and the plant world. She is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in Film and Digital Media where she is a Fellow of the Climate Action Lab. Her dissertation, titled, “Strategies for Arboreal-Human Flourishing in the Anthropocene,” focuses on tree relationality for an entangled, restorative future to our ecological crisis. Her work has been widely exhibited. She lives in Mill Valley, Calif., and Wellfleet, Mass. More information here.


Saturday, April 13th from 8pm to 9pm


Ferry Building Clock Tower