“Arcadia: Artists Celebrate Trees”

April 22, 2007 – A party and auction benefiting San Francisco’s Friends of the Urban Forest.  More than 100 artists donating works of, or inspired by, trees.  Mimi Jensen created The Chocolate Dream Tree (Oil on Arches paper, 5″x7″) and accompanying poem especially for Arcadia.

“Instead of turning to nature for inspiration, I turned to chocolate, which is always a fine idea.” -Mimi Jensen
“I dreamed I saw a chocolate tree with leaves by Joseph Schmidt.
I wondered at its beauty; then ate it bit by bit.
Made by local chocolatiers with only one exception –
Hershey’s Kisses dropped each day from this, my dream confection.
The trunk was Ghirardelli with Scharffenberger bark.
Its blossoms by Recchuiti and buds of pure Guittard.
Truffled fruit by XOX; the sap ran simply See’s.
Even FUF would never plant this San Francisco tree.”