Window Gallery

When a Tree Falls

April 30th, 2023



This mural was created by local artist Joshua Lawyer who works in collaboration with his wife and partner MJ Lindo-Lawyer. When a Tree Falls deals with the issues of trauma and isolation felt in our community during the first two years of the COVID 19 pandemic and seeks to represent a feeling of hope and healing for the future. This mural was created in collaboration with community members who visited the museum during the creation to paint individual flowers that have been placed alongside the mural in the museum’s window gallery. These flowers represent the hopes and dreams of Sonoma County and will be on display for the duration of the year.


To learn about Joshua and MJ, visit and



Support for this project was generously provided by Sonoma County Vintners Foundation.

Museum of Sonoma County
425 Seventh Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(707) 579-1500

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The mission of the Museum of Sonoma County is to engage and inspire our diverse community with art and history exhibitions, collections, and public programs that are inclusive, educational, and relevant.