I installed The Mother Tree in the installation space today. All went smoothly. Here's a snapshot. I plan to set up a tripod and photograph it each day so that I can make a time-lapse movie at the end of the installation period, showing how the piece grows over time.
Over 150 people have sent crocheted roots, and the postcards with crochet swatches are hanging on that line in the background. I'll begin adding actual roots next Tuesday, which is official opening day. There is not an opening event, but I will have a closing celebration in mid-March. TBA.
Here's one more image which gives a sense of scale.