Tree Tops by Brennan Jelinski
2018 Winter Garden
A handful of kinetic tree sculptures bring a splash of colour, form, and playful interaction to a snowy pedestrian pathway that cuts through a vacant lot. Passer-by are invited to interact with the colourful trees which mimic species found in Manitoba. Modular construction and ball bearings allow for the branches to be rotated, encouraging engagement as simple as accidentally brushing one’s shoulder on a branch in passing, or as deliberate as a group of children moving the branches to completely re-invent the forest’s form.