Kirsti Taiviola: Paju

Site-specific artwork (a "baptism tree"), 2022

Paju (Willow) is a "baptism tree" in the form of a light projection. A hand blown and textured glass lens in a bespoke fitting casts a projection on the wall resembling the foliage of a tree. Within the foliage is a tree branch cast in bronze, on which the names of baptized children are hung written on paper leaves. Over the course of a year, the tree gradually fills up, reminding of new life and new parishioners. The artwork is a commission from Espoo Evangelical-Lutheran Church. It is located in Tapiola Church in Espoo, Finland. 

Which kind of light sources and what other materials and equipment are used?
Bronze, hand blown glass lens, led, bespoke luminaire.

Seen before at:
Permanently located in Tapiola Church, Espoo, Finland.


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