Papel Picado

("Perforated paper", literally "pecked paper") is a decorative craft made out of paper cut into beautiful and elaborate designs. It is considered a Mexican folk art. The designs are commonly cut from coloured tissue paper. The idea is to use this as a way to create a story telling opportunity that will capture the history of Reedley and Reedley College. Instead of cut paper we will use cut steel. It becomes a creative way to tie in the community heritage and a place to display Public Art.

By playfully changing the direction of the vertical wood slats the idea of the "donor tree" comes to life. Names can be engraved on the horizontal pieces as well as on the lower granite slab pictured in black.
This gives flexibility in order to establish donor levels.