Tree of Life (White)

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Tree of Life
Artist Nancy Metz White
Year 2002 (2002)
Location Mitchell Boulevard Park, Milwaukee
Coordinates 43°2′11.203″N 87°58′41.063″W / 43.03644528°N 87.97807306°W / 43.03644528; -87.97807306Coordinates: 43°2′11.203″N 87°58′41.063″W / 43.03644528°N 87.97807306°W / 43.03644528; -87.97807306

Tree of Life is a public artwork by American artist Nancy Metz White, located at the north end of Mitchell Boulevard Park, a Milwaukee County Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is located near Miller Park.[1] Unveiled in 2002, Tree of Life is constructed out of recycled steel from industry processes. It stands 2½ stories tall, and is brightly painted. White intended for the sculpture to become a place for Milwaukee locals to gather and forge new community ties.[2]


Tree of Life is a 2½ story tall, welded steel sculpture. The steel was sourced from industrial waste. The entire sculpture is brightly colored, the tree trunk and branches being a bright blue-green, with orange, red, yellow, and green leaves. The steel leaves are made from welded-together flashings left over from machinery forging.



  1. ^ Cameron, Bruce (April 2008). "Magic Grove in the neighborhood park". APWA Reporter. 
  2. ^ Fredrich, Lori (February 26, 2014). "Bring your imagination: An update on Story Hill BKC". 

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