Heather Gordon, an independent artist based in Durham, is in residence at the Ruby during August for two related projects. First, to install a tape piece on windows by the courtyard. Second, to create new work in the painting studio. The common thread is trees, but no actual trees will be depicted. Gordon works with data: numerical values processed through an app that creates origami folding patterns—but no paper will be folded.

It has something to do with Dr. Seuss and something to do with Duke Forest, but you’d never guess that by looking.

Read the article by Robert Zimmerman at the Duke website