TREE OF LIFE
2013
Description
The sculpture consists of 184 compound-angled boxes with symbols of the evolution of the natural sciences. Approximately 9 x 9 feet. Made of white acrylic (plexiglass) and red acrylic connectors.
Fields
Fine Arts, Sculpting
  • Some elements of the sculpture were CNC machined. Other elements had compound angles that were calculated entirely by hand. 

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

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

    Located in the lobby of the George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive, Toronto.
  • Preparing the trunk and canopy for installation.
  • The individual boxes for the Tree of Life are assembled and adhered by hand.
    The icons and text are engraved by a CNC-machine and handpainted. 
  • After each part is cut, the compound angles have to be determined manually.
    What looks like a machine-made object in actuality requires analog calculation.
  • Conceptual rendering of the Tree of Life by Juan Camacho, drawn from a sketch by architect Luigi Ferrara. 
  • Located in the lobby of the George Brown College of Health Sciences, Waterfront Campus.
    51 Dockside Drive, Toronto