Grove of Light

Date: 07/2014 Category:

These stainless steel shafts were installed staggered and spaced to give viewers the ability to wade through the Grove of Light like long blades of grass.

This newly installed project is located at the Edmonton Zoo and was fabricated for artist duo Haddad Drugan. This is first public art projects Heavy Industries has collaborated with their team on. Haddad Drugan is a public artist duo from Seattle, Washington. The Grove of Light is meant to be an extension of the natural environment by mirroring the appearance of prairie grass using stainless steel. It is an all too well fit as it is located just outside a zoo.

Grove of Light was created by welding several stainless steel plate into different orientations then applying three different types of finishes; orbital, semi-mirrored and mirrored, to detail them. These stainless steel shafts were installed staggered and spaced to give viewers the ability to wade through the Grove like long blades of grass. The different types of finishes give this project a three-dimensional breadth when looked at, having some angles reflect light while others are matted. The uniqueness of Grove of Light plays of this 360 degree reflection orientation as zoo goers are able to witness its beauty from all angles as its appearance and reflection changes as you change your position.

This Haddad Drugan project stays true to their philosophy as Grove of Light incorporates natural phenomena and experience dynamics.

Design:  Tom Drugan
Client:  Haddad Drugan
Place:  Edmonton Zoo
Materials:  Stainless Steel: orbital, semi-mirrored, mirrored