THE MOTHER TREE IS HERE
INSTALLATION BY HELEN HIEBERT
OCTOBER 2021 – JUNE 2023
MOTHER TREE ACQUISITION CAMPAIGN SUCCESS STORY
We are pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the Mother Tree as part of the MoM’s permanent collection. Thanks to you, we raised $21,000 over the last two years. Extreme gratitude to each of you who made this possible. We reached an agreement with artist and creator Helen Hiebert who forgave the final 4k towards the purchase price and now MT belongs to the Museum of Motherhood.
WHAT: The Mother Tree is a seven-foot tall handmade paper installation featuring single strands of thread which have been crocheted by over 400 participants around the world. Helen is an internationally acclaimed artist, author and educator.
The Mother Tree is currently onsite at the MOM Art Annex. She is impactful, lovely, and represents the connection we have to the earth, our families, and our community. We aim to share her with the world, bringing her to local exhibition spaces to better spread the word about MoM.
WHY: These community-made roots connect individuals across time and space. MoM is devoted to these connections. We believe the Mother Tree will be an exciting and inspiring new addition to our permanent collection. Her transformative nature signals the launch of our new expansion plan.
GOAL: We purchased the Mother Tree for our permanent collection. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Thank you to our Mother Tree donors!
|Anne Marie Kager|
|Anonymous – |
For all mothers past, present and future.
In acknowledgment of International Woman’s Day. Art, work, nature, nurture.
|Arabella Hutter von Arx|
|Ashisha – Helen Hiebert has honored Motherhood and Sisterhood with her fine handmade papers, informative books, and superior teaching. This is my honor to help.|
|Deborah and Hugh Gelch|
|Elizabeth C. Teviotdale|
|Kristi Galbraith, in honor of Jeanie Brandt|
|Pamela and Mark Van Hoesen|
|Sara Garden Armstrong|