Need something to warm you up this winter season? How about a magnificent Sun-SET.
Residents and visitors travelling through downtown Mississauga will see a spectacular Sun-SET along the Hurontario Street median. The Winter Tree Wraps are a temporary public art display that add colour and vitality to the Mississauga streetscape during the winter months. Created by Polymétis, a Toronto-based architectural design firm, Sun-SET features a series of vibrantly printed fabrics that span across 45 burlap-covered oak trees.
“Artists Michaela MacLeod and Nicholas Croft designed the art piece to infuse our city with vibrancy and colour during the winter months,” said Paul Damaso, city culture division director. “In addition to signalling a new dawn for the city in the face of new projects, Sun-SET also addresses the theme of environmental stewardship and our appreciation for Mississauga’s natural resources.”
This year’s tree wrap theme is Future Directions, as it relates to concepts such as city building, transit infrastructure and climate change.
In August, the city held a public art competition calling for proposals from artists to create the temporary public art piece for the Winter Tree Wraps. Proposals were reviewed by an independent jury made up of arts professionals and subject matter experts. Sun-SET was recommended by the jury and Polymétis was awarded the commission.
Damaso added, “Public art, like Sun-SET, fosters community pride and contributes to a sense of identity for residents, visitors and surrounding businesses.”
The temporary public art piece will be on display until the spring.
For more information on Sun-SET or about the city’s other temporary public art projects, visit culture.mississauga.ca/collection/gallery-temporary-works.