The Twisted Ash

by Britt Marie Dominick & Chris Ingram

Design Statement

This spire is related to “The Crying Ash” (Spire #57) in that the head of the spire is a cut off from ‘”The Crying Ash”. Instantly recognizing it as resembling the face of the green Emerald Ash Borer, we knew it belonged on top of this spire. 

The original inspiration for this spire was to create a twisted appearance by sculpting the shape into a spiral. It has morphed into what it is now, with the head of the Emerald Ash Borer Beetle atop a drill bit representing the Ash Borer drilling into the tree, causing it’s ultimate demise.


Materials:  Natural earth dyes

Dimensions: 15″ x 15″ x 52″

Map/Spire Number: 51

Location: Toll Gate Grammar School

Address: 275 S. Main Street, Pennington NJ

About the Artists

About the Artists




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Artistic Accolades:

“This “twisted” depiction of the ash borer beetle displays great woodworking skill and imagination.”