TREE OF PROMISES
Tree of Promises was commissioned by the United Nations Global Compact Office as an interactive artwork for the 2010 UNGC Leader’s Summit held in New York. This year’s UN Global Compact Leader’s Summit was the largest of its kind, bringing over 1,500 CEOs and business leaders together from around the world to share best practices and re-commit to the UNGC’s 10 principles for international sustainable business. For the Tree, attendees were invited to write down personal and (more importantly) obtainable promises onto slips of paper which they then attached inside an origami flower. Each flower was strung through the tree via a system of chords so that, once the promises were attached, the flowers and promises could pulled up into the tree where they became part of the sculpture, slowly bringing the tree into full blossom over the course of two days.