The Donut Tree

About: The Donut Tree

This mural is based on Jerry Kencke’s iconic photograph taken May 19, 1980, one day after Mr. St. Helen’s erupted, sending this dramatic purple ash cloud over southern Idaho. The Donut Tree no longer exists except in the memories of the many grown-up kids who used to play there.

About the Artist

Patti Hamaishi

Patti Hamaishi says she can’t remember a time when art was not a part of her life. “I have always been drawn to it and have tried many different forms of art at different times throughout my life,” she explains. “To me, art should be explored to its fullest potential, ever changing, ever growing, ever creating! Live life in ‘Full Color!’”

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