A node for orientation and gathering near the open lawn had been identified in the Brookside Gardens renovation plan as an area for public art. The shapes and forms of the Ginkgo Biloba, the world’s oldest tree with its attractive lobed fan-shaped leaves, became the inspiration for a shade canopy structure. Dappled light and dark create a shadow play across the boardwalk as the sun travels through the sky. The support structure references a tree trunk with branches, leading up to the crown of cut out Ginkgo leaves.
2015 - Powder coated aluminum & steel
11.5' x 16' x 14'
Photography by John Dean