Monday, July 4, 2011

"Red, Orange and Green"


This stainless steel tree, titled "Red, Orange and Green", was installed near the busy junction of Jarvis St and Mt Pleasant Rd in 1992. Created by renowned Canadian artist Michael Snow, the title refers to both the colours of neighbouring traffic lights and to the reflected colours of the surrounding trees through our changing seasons. 14 m high and composed of 3 intersecting panels, it has an assortment of shapes cut out of the steel including one of Snow's famous 'walking woman' silhouettes. I took this pic 2 hours ago at lunchtime when you can see that we had beautiful sunny weather and people were out and about everywhere!

16 comments:

LĂșcia said...

It's amazing to see so many figures on this fantastic tree!
Very creative work. ;-)
It's so cold here... :(

Montreal Photo Daily said...
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Montreal Photo Daily said...

It's very impressive! ... just wondering if it would "whistle or sing" when a gust of wind blows through it...
Happy Monday!

Beyond My Garden said...

This sculpture is a great tribute to the surrounding area. I like it a lot!
nellie

Paul in Powell River said...

I envy your ability to get shots like this - one disadvantage of living in a small semi-isolated, semi-rural community is that there is no such thing as public art.

Anonymous said...

great find red pat. i have not seen this piece of michael snow's. love that he has included one of his 'walking women'. thanks

Leif Hagen said...

What a fun, silvery sculpture! Your endless supply of statues and sculptures amazes me! (I'm jealous actually)

Linda said...

So many sculptures, and each one a different delight.

Randy said...

I love the idea behind it. Nice piece.

Regina K said...

Looks like a great day and scene.

Jack said...

It is an interesting work. I think I would need time to decide what I think about it.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very interesting piece of sculpture Red, think it's nice every now and then to get away from the traditional!!

EG Wow said...

I really like this sculpture. It's more complicated than what first appears (the cutouts, the changing colours of the reflections, the shadows) yet it also leaves a lot for the viewer's imagination.

Birdman said...

Yes, I bet the changing colors of the day make this a very unique spot to visit.

Sharon said...

That is a beautiful sculpture. I think you could stare at this one for a long time and keep seeing different things in it.

Halcyon said...

Quite an interesting sculpture. I rather like it though!

PS: I am sending this comment from the comfort of my sofa on my very own internet connection!!!