In the early days of web, I was often contracted by Multimedia Resources to design low resolution, low bandwidth web sites. This one was for Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles, Oregon. It was an interesting care facility in that all the rooms were furnished and decorated like comfortable country bedrooms.
Going with the Planetree Hospital, and the Plane Tree legend of the Hippocratic Oath…
Then I decided to use a 3D terrain generator to render a tree exactly how I wanted it, making the terrain match the brushy desert of the region.
And then with a little retouching, I got to this image.
I tried it in a banner…
but preferred it larger and centered.
Then the idea of using the roots as sections struck me, and we had the look they liked.
And some subpages.