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Essential Tree

Realities:United // 2015

Rogers Place Arena - North West Plaza

Photo by Doyle C. Marko

Essential Tree, designed by the Berlin-based artist collective realities:united, is a large representation of the abstract trees used by architects in their design models. 

The artwork explores the natural environment, while at the same time paying homage to the topiaries of the European Baroque era. 

Placed in a planter, the sculpture interacts with the real Ash trees, which will be planted in the area. It will take 60 years for one of these trees to reach the scale of this 14.5 metre tall, faceted sculpture.

Rogers Place Arena - North West Plaza
10220 104 Avenue NW, Downtown, Central Core
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 4Y8

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