Photo: Jeff Louie
Michaela MacLeod,New York, USA
Nicholas Croft, New York, USA
Pink Punch v.2, 2013
29 - First Canadian Place, Courtyard, 120 King Street West
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The light installation, Pink Punch v.2, aims to lure visitors off the street with its colour and luminance.
By wrapping trees in a three meter high protective pink LED rope, a glowing garden and communal seating
area is created within the dense urban fabric. The installation aims to draw attention to the importance
of trees in public spaces and the need for environmental stewardship. Through the installation, the visitor
understands the preciousness of this natural resource, especially in the city, and particularly in the
downtown core, where vegetation is scarce.
Tree wrapping is an ancient technique, whereby trees are wrapped in material to protect their trunks
from harsh environmental elements. This traditional technique will be used in a non-traditional way,
to create a new garden typology in the city.
Polymétis is the collaboration of Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft. Their projects focus
on experimental production, combining manual and digital techniques with natural and synthetic materials.
Their aim is to create works that are thoughtful, engaging and beautiful. Both artists currently live
and work in New York City.