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These photos taken on Dec. 4, 2018, show how the public artwork “Living Quilt for Santa Rosa” is changing over time.   The photos were taken by Timothy S. Allen allentimphotos2.wordpress.com

We have had some rain in northern California in the last week, so the handmade paper quilt with seeds for wildflowers in the pulp is starting to dissolve into mulch.  The wildflower seeds will start to sprout and produce living blooming wildflowers in the same colors and pattern when it begins to get warmer.  The headboard and footboard of the bed woven from local branches continue to last well, and we have had no more damage from deer in the area.  It seems the bay leaves we wove into the structure do work to keep the deer away.

You can come to Rincon Ridge Park (off Fountaingrove Parkway at Rincon Ridge Drive) in Santa Rosa any time to see the artwork and enjoy this small city park.  This public artwork by artist Jane Ingram Allen is part of the City of Santa Rosa’s Fire Response art projects to remember the October 2017 wildfires in Santa Rosa and promote healing.  Check this Blog for further updates on the “Living Quilt for Santa Rosa” project.  Thank you again to all the volunteers who helped to make this artwork and participated in its installation on November 25, 2018.