Tree Beacon is a project under development with Petroc Sesti Studio to create both a large scale publicly exhibited and a public site of exhibition within London dedicated to promoting the conservation of the natural world.
The initial sculpture the studio is proposing is based upon LIDAR scans of trees endangered in the rain forest by logging. The intention of the piece is to convey the enormity and grandeur of these rain forest giants to an urban environment which has become almost completely disconnected from the natural world and the implications it has as a construct on ecologies around the world.
The proposed site is the unoccupied raised platform outside the St Pancras Hotel facing the Euston and Old St Pancras roads. Having gained support from the land lord and a number of conservationist groups already the project is now in talks with the World Land Trust and the Mayor of London Office to take the project into a planning phase.
Tree Beacon - Petroc Sesti Studio
On the project I have been responsible for the development of the form of the scanned information into a buildable sculpture and a landmark object which, as a curation, would draw public attention to the site and present an opportunity for subsequent artists to exhibit works which can draw public attention to conservation and the natural world.
Currently we are awaiting a structural and services survey of the platform to begin developing the technical and logistical details such as a low level lighting plan and detail structural feasibility report.