Courtesy: Town of Chapel Hill
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Jolly Branch

Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Mary Carter Taub (

The Playground at Umstead, 399 Umstead Drive, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27514
Date:  2014
Placement:  playgrounds
Collection:  Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Public Art
Artwork Type:  floors (surface elements)
Material:  rubber (material)
Description:  Jolly Branch is a poured-rubber surface commissioned for the Umstead Park Playground. It depicts images of water and different leaf shapes that are educational and specific to the play area environment adjacent to the nearby Bolin Creek. Although the design has been simplified, six separate tree and plant leaves can be identified - dogwood, sycamore, sweet gum, oak, poison ivy and moss. This work ist of the Playground at Umstead Park collection.

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