Flow Blue 2007 - 2008
Toronto Public Art Commission, The Met, Edilcan Developments, Carlton and Granby Streets, Toronto, ON
Flow Blue is a Toronto Public Art Commission for Edilcan Corporation, sited on Carlton and Granby Streets in Toronto. The tree motif was inspired by the historic tree-lined Granby Street that forms part of this site.
An avenue of trees, seventeen feet in height, lines an Archway that joins Granby to Carlton. This avenue of trees accentuates the historic use of the path through the Archway, yet emphasizes the urban context by replacing the natural tree colour with electric-blue auto body paint. By night the vault of the Archway is illuminated with blue LED lights, simulating the sky.
Three hundred feet of stainless steel fence system, laser-cut in a flowing tree-branch design, lines the gentrified townhouses of the Granby Street area. Blue LED lights illuminate this fence at night, continuing the flow of blue and accentuating the tree-branch design.
Title, Medium and Dimensions
Archway Avenue of Trees, Resin, Auto Body Paint, LED Lights, 6 m h x 13.7 m length x 4.6 m w
Laser-Cut Fence System Flowing Tree Branches, Stainless Steel, Powder Paint, 1.2 m h x 91.5 m running length