Folk Art Park: Gourd Tree

Wayne Caudell
Folk Art Park

Wayne Caudell, 1996
Sculpture
Steel, plastic
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

Gourd trees were originally constructed by Native Americans to attract a type of bird called the purple martin. The practice was continued by European colonists when they arrived in the United States and has become a longstanding folk art form. Today purple martins rely exclusively on these manmade homes for shelter. While this installation has aesthetic value, it also carries a practical use in providing nesting homes for birds.
Address
Courtland St. SE at Ralph McGill Blvd. NE
ATLANTA, GA 30308
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Sculpture
Steel, plastic
City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs

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