Sarah Stollak with the Web of Wishes

Sarah Stollak and the Web Of Wishes (Photo: Kit O'Connell)

One of the interactive art installations at Art Outside this year is Sarah Stollak’s Web Of Wishes. This work is based on yarn and paper and uses the trees on site to create a web of interconnection between participants and the world at large.

The web between trees

Photo: Kit O'Connell

Sarah says her inspirations for this work include Christo & Jeanne-Claude’s landscape artwork and the work of Yoko Ono. It also recalls wishing trees which appeared at some Occupy encampments including Occupy Los Angeles.

A Wish for a Cat to Live 20-25 Years

Cat Wish (Photo: Kit O'Connell)

Being part of the web is simple – participants simply take a piece of paper and write their wishes, then attach it to the web. Wishes are sometimes personal, for friends, or often for world peace. As the web fills, it expands to more trees.

Wish: May All beings Treat Each Other With Kindness & Compassion

Photo: Kit O'Connell

Here’s a short video about the web:

For more about Sarah Stollak’s art, visit

What are your wishes?