Sculptures by Shin Gray Studio seen at Lennox Library, Lennox - Village Tree
Sculptures by Shin Gray Studio seen at Lennox Library, Lennox - Village Tree
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Item Village Tree
Created by Shin Gray Studio
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Item Details
"Village Tree" (painted steel and aluminum; 20' x 16' x 16'; 2013) by Kyungmi Shin was inspired by the community of Lennox, which is largely composed of residents from various parts of Latin America and Africa.

Shin created a structure that functions like a tree in the center of a village. The colorful discs with cutout shapes of tropical plant leaves represent the landscapes of Latin American and Africa. And the sculptural shading provides a colorful visual focal point for the courtyard, adding a shaded hangout area and transforming the formerly banal courtyard into a welcoming and visually stimulating environment."

Also included are depictions of an elm tree, inspired by the name “Lennox,” which in Scottish means “with many elm trees.” The cutouts cast shadows on the ground throughout the day, becoming slowly moving images of banana, palm and coconut tree leaves.