This towering public art installation was designed for a new condo project in the trendy theatre district of Toronto. Eight 24-foot high custom aluminum sculptures that resemble trees were installed at the exterior courtyard entrance. A pond feature at the base of the trees is part of this impressive artwork. Each of the eight “trees” are approximately 4 1/2-feet wide and fit together like a jigsaw with only a 1” gap between them. Engineered, fabricated and installed by Eventscape, it was designed by Finnish sculptor and environment artist, Jaakko Pernu. Inspired by burning trees he titled it “A Runaway Forest”.
Project: “A Runaway Forest”, Public Art Feature Location: Theatre Park Condos, Toronto, ON Artist: Jaakko Pernu Art Consultant: Public Art Management Custom Engineering, Fabrication and Installation of Custom Public Art: Eventscape Inc. Developer: Niche Developments, Lamb Development Corp. & Harhay Developments General Contractor: Harhay Construction Management Project Completion: December, 2015
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