A HEXAGONAL PHOTO OP
“Northern Spirits” will center around a striking seven-foot hexagonal structure, serving both as an art installation and a fantastic photo opportunity. This installation is designed as an ode to many iconic northern animals — such as the bison, polar bear, bighorn sheep, reindeer, snowy owl, and beluga whale. The contrast between the dark silhouettes and the illuminated outlines of the northern animals will simulate the aura of the Northern lights in the night sky, adding a touch of enchantment to the installation. “Northern Spirits” will shed light (both literally and figuratively) on the important need for animal conservation. The installation seeks to be an invaluable reminder of the delicate balance of the Northern ecosystem and the challenges these animals face due to climate change, habitat loss, and human impact.
The hexagonal structure and northern animal cutouts will be crafted using wood, utilizing reclaimed wood to highlight our commitment to building sustainably. The LED rope lighting that will meticulously outline the animals serves as a representation of the northern lights. The interplay between the wood and the LED lighting enhances the immersive experience, inviting visitors to explore the installation from multiple perspectives.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Anthony Eslava of Ace Wood Co.
The artistic driving force behind this installation is Anthony Eslava of Ace Wood Co. Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Anthony is a carpenter and woodworker with a dual passion: a creative spirit and a deep love for nature. Anthony’s enthusiasm lies in seamlessly merging artistic expression with the inherent beauty of natural materials. “Northern Spirits” marks Anthony’s inaugural venture into the world of public art.
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