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Tree-Cycle

December 10 2018 — by Karina Armburg Jennings
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We are very pleased to release images of our installation for darc night:
'Tree-Cycle'.


Images copyright/ Gavriil Papadiotis
Images copyright/ Gavriil Papadiotis
Each year during the festive season, a tree will appear in many households across the globe. It is decorated and personalised, transforming it from a simple tree into an internationally recognised symbol - the Christmas tree.

Tree-Cycle celebrates the evolution and transformation of each small pinecone and seed throughout its various stages of life through to its rebirth as a Christmas symbol.

Cloaked behind a mysterious screen, a golden pinecone, the heart of the tree, appears suspended in air, beating steadily as every stage of growth is slowly revealed. With each layer representing a phase of growth, the evolution from a young sapling to mature tree gradually becomes visible: Darkness suddenly falls. A faint glimmer emerges above the pinecone and slowly ascends, like a spirit, transforming into an eye-catching, sparkling star that captures our imagination before disappearing, along with the holiday season, to begin the cycle once more.

To deliver the installation, a suspended system was designed and constructed to support light catching metals and fabrics as well as cool and warm white LED downlights and LED modules of varying beam angles strategically positioned to both conceal and reveal each element of the installation.