Traffic light tree – Pierre Vivant

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It seems like there’s any excuse for festive cheer, and quite right. This Traffic Light Tree – designed by French sculptor Pierre Vivant – was installed in London’s Canary Wharf district in 1998. Measuring in at eight metres tall and containing 75 sets of computer-controlled lights, the cycle of changing lights is meant to symbolise the relentless pace of life of the surrounding financial district.

‘The sculpture imitates the natural landscape of the adjacent London Plane Trees,’ says Vivant, ‘while the changing pattern of the lights reveals and reflects the never ending rhythm of the surrounding domestic, financial and commercial activities.’

I’d prefer to think of it as a conceptual take on the traditional Christmas tree!

Via collabcubed.

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