“I see a time of Seven Generations when all the colors of mankind will gather under the Sacred Tree of Life and the whole Earth will become One Circle again … ” Crazy Horse
The name of the project is inspired by a true story in a book called The Singing Tree by Kate Seredy:
One night during World War I, soldiers crawled all night long on their bellies to escape the enemy. Everything had been destroyed by war. They saw no living thing and no standing building. When dawn came, one tree was still alive. The soldiers discovered birds from hundreds of miles away, who don’t normally come together, were in the tree, singing a song that had never been heard before.
The earth is like the Singing Tree of the Solar System. All the things that divide people are not as important as the fact that we are alone together in space. We can chose to destroy each other or to create something beautiful together, like the new song of the birds in the Singing Tree.
The seed was planted in 1999 when founder Laurie Marshall heard 8 year-old Meredith Miller ask “What if the whole world made a painting together?” This vision of all of humanity working together resonated with a deep longing for peace in the world.