The Tree Wraps are Coming – Public Art on Hurontario St.
If you take a drive down Hurontario St. near Burnhamthorpe Rd. at some point this week, you will see the trees in the centre of Hurontario undergoing an artsy transformation.
Starting today the trees which line the centre of Hurontario will begin the process of becoming the City’s newest public art installation.
For the third year in a row the City of Mississauga’s Public Art Program in collaboration with the Parks and Forestry Division have engaged the arts community to wrap the pyramidal oak trees in this area.
The installation has been designed in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary next year. According to the artist, the piece celebrates the diversity of cultures and ethnicities that unites us all as a nation.
The attached rendering image (CANcolours150) will give you a sense of what the installation will look like once complete. The other photo (Tree Wrap – Day 1) shows the work in progress to date. The process takes approximately one week but is entirely weather dependant.