CMLC, Saint Patrick’s Island, Calgary, 2015
"Bloom" 2015 by Michel De Broin – Saint Patrick’s Island Redevelopment Project.
Highway traffic lights, steel, 22 x 24 x 24 m.
The concept, says the artist, was “inspired by the encounter between the natural landscape of the park and the urban cityscape. The monumental sculpture of streetlights blossomed, softly awakening the island and watching over it at night. Like the flower, the monumentality of the lights lies in sharp contrast to the delicacy of the stems, filaments and petals. Devices of attraction, flowers and lights create points of encounter and interaction.”
Credits: Michel de Broin, Lafontaine Iron Werks Inc, Quantum Engineering Inc Thomas Porostocky (photo)
Time laps of the construction of Bloom on Saint Patrick’s Island.