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”.
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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