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SUPER Natural


By Sally Curcio and Anne LaPrade Seuthe, AIO, Easthampton, MA


Emily Dickinson, 1830 - 1886


A Drop fell on the Apple Tree -

Another - on the Roof -

A Half a Dozen kissed the Eaves -

And made the Gables laugh -


A few went out to help the Brook

That went to help the Sea -

Myself Conjectured were they Pearls -

What Necklaces could be -


The Dust replaced, in Hoisted Roads -

The Birds jocoser sung -

The Sunshine threw his Hat away -

The Bushes - spangles flung -


The Breezes brought dejected Lutes -

And bathed them in the Glee -

The Orient showed a single Flag,

And signed the fête away -


It’s almost as if Emily Dickinson has visited the Park Hill orchard! In poem (794) she pays homage to the power of nature -- specifically rain falling on an apple

tree. SUPER Natural follows suit.


SUPER Natural’s “rain” is comprised of a variety of hundreds of shapes and sizes of crystals--a natural material that mimics the raindrop in its transparency and in its ability to refract light. Dickinson refers to the drops of rain as jewels and we’ve taken it one step further.


In full bloom with apples, the tree is covered in hanging crystals that shimmer in the light and that appear like raindrops in suspension. The birdsong that exists in the

Park Hill Orchard further recall Emily’s poem and will complete the magical impact of SUPER Natural. In creating this public installation, SUPER Natural, we aim to pay homage to the power of nature in all its timelessness.

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