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Published on Sep 14, 2012
Imagine/Align is a site-specific, community-based art installation by Susan Skarsgard at the University of Michigan Nichols Arboretum. This project which bloomed for the first time in March 2004, is a line of 20,000 yellow daffodils one-half mile long, traversing the environment, mapping thought and inspiring contemplation. The initial concept of Imagine/Align hinged on a metaphor that relates to the often arbitrary nature of imposed lines and borders. Only with this imaginary "drawing," the line of yellow travels through the open landscape using daffodils as its ephemeral marker. They come up, bloom, and die away every year in their own natural rhythm. There will be no attempt to alter its naturalization.
As a community, we re-visit this line each year to see its mutation, as it breaks apart in some places and becomes more pronounced in others. And, as it responds to the differing ecosystems throughtout the Arb.
If you're in Ann Arbor in the Spring, please visit Nichols Arboretum and walk the line to experience this project that involved the help of over 150 community volunteers. And especially, to witness the contemplative power of the mark of a single line.