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Canopy of the Tree of Life, installation view
Canopy and trunk of the Tree of Life, installation view
Mirrored ceiling view of Tree of Life
Full view of the Tree of Life, newly installed at George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto

Solid acrylic sculpture consisting of 184 compound-angled boxes with symbols demonstrating the evolution of the natural sciences through a table of elements. Dimensions are roughly 9 x 9 feet. Made of solid acrylic (plexiglas).

Each box is handmade. All symbols and text are CNC-etched and handpainted.

The studio worked with renderings of the sides and backs of each box, all of which were CNC-machined. After that, the construction was entirely analog. The tops and bottoms were cut with a table saw. The compound angles were calculated entirely by hand.

Located in the lobby of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto.

Designed by Luigi Ferrara, architect and director of the George Brown School of Design. Conceptual/3D rendering by Juan Camacho and iconography by Dyan Buerano.

Kal Mansur Studios was commissioned to engineer, execute, and make the tree come to life.

http://www.kalmansurstudios.com/86207/1091767/art-objects/tree-of-life