Wood Pile was the main attraction during the Cleveland Museum of Art's east wing grand opening and stretched almost 500 feet along the Cleveland Museum of Art's eastern facade. Consisting of 18,720 recyclable polyethylene tubes, the sculpture paid tribute to ancient midsummer related traditions. While exploring these traditions, Mark Reigelman was particularly impressed by the massive wood-piles collected months in advance for use in the most important and traditional of summer solstice celebrations- bonfires. Americans for the Arts acknowledged the installation as one of the country's best public art projects of 2009. This project was commissioned by the Cleveland Museum of Art in partnership with Cleveland Public Art