A site-specific installation in Mellon Park. As part of the 1994 Pittsburgh Biennial Exhibition, two acres of traditional city park were transformed into a semi-wild area. The installation was bounded by a configuration of birch trees that were dedicated by members of the community with plaques. An agreement was made with the City Parks Department that the interior acreage would not be mowed. This gesture allowed it to grow and evolve into a natural habitat. The discontinued mowing allowed for growth of numerous species: the biodiversity more than doubled in four years.
Other elements with the area include: three faux marble passageways, each 9′ x 8′ x 2′ (trellised with morning glories) to lead viewers up existing sidewalk through center of wild area to an existing formal garden, a scenic overlook/informational plaque, and an area of wildflowers with benches.