The Gregg Tree Project began when it became evident that two beautiful, large oaks would need to be felled to make way for the new NCSU Gregg Museum of Art and Design. The Gregg Museum Director and The museum Board determined and committed to repurposing the oaks, which had provided color, shade, dappled lights and shadows across the lawn of the NC State's Chancellor's Home for over 65 years.

The Gregg Tree Project team successfully pitched their design, raised funds from private donors, grants, and foundations, built, and installed a piece of interactive sculpture for the general public and NC State University students to enjoy for decades. The finished piece was placed in the front lawn of the Gregg Museum of Art in June of 2018. You can follow the work of artist, Ann Cowperthwaite and her studio mates at Eidolon Designs here.