Carleton art duo Jesse Stewart and Matt Edwards created a scuplture called the Listening Tree, pictured here on a summer day in a playground.

Carleton Art Duo to Unveil New Public Art for St. Luke’s Park

Mixed Metaphors, co-founded by Carleton University Prof. Jesse Stewart and Carleton architecture graduate Matt Edwards, unveil their new public art commission titled The Listening Tree on Sept. 24, 2016.

When: Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at 1 p.m.
Where: St. Luke’s Park, Ottawa (Elgin St. and Gladstone Ave.)
Note: The unveiling will be accompanied by a musical performance and followed by a community barbeque.

The Listening Tree is a 15-foot tall sound sculpture made of stainless steel tubes.

The piece is situated at the entrance of the park, near the intersection of Elgin Street and Gladstone Avenue, enhancing the park’s street presence and welcoming visitors in with outstretched branches that reach out over the entrance pathway and complement the existing arched tree canopy. Referencing both the natural and cultural worlds, the piece establishes a visual and sonic link between the park and the surrounding urban environment. Slotted pipes channel the wind at certain times, creating a series of shifting tones.

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