Queens Understory

Queens, New York 2018

Each ring in the trunk of a tree forms a fragment of the tree’s life story. Like these rings, each of our individual lives collectively create a larger story of the human experience.

With Queens Understory, Salt Tree Art collected personal Queens experiences during public outreach events throughout 2018. We asked Queens residents to decorate wood medallions, being inspired by their best Queens memories, their favorite spots in the borough, or any imagery that Queens sparks in them.

The hundreds of submissions reflected the incredible diversity of Queens, with participants’ sketches ranging from their families and local parks to sports teams and favorite foods. We’ve assembled the submissions into the online gallery below.