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Olympic Art Exhibit Uses Trees To Tell Stories Of London Venues

The History Trees permanent art exhibit tells stories about various locations within the Olympic Park

Matt Sabourin
Matt Sabourin on August 10, 2012. @mattsabes
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Nestled between the state of the art sporting facilities at London’s Olympic Park is a new permanent art installation created by British visual artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey.

Commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority, the History Trees exhibit comprises of 10 trees surrounded by large suspended typographic rings. Measuring 15m in diameter, the rings are made from phosphored bronze and stainless steel and are engraved with a story inspired by the area in which they have been installed. Artist Lucy Harrison collected stories and worked off of research provided by the Museum of London to come up with the text inscribed on each ring.

Ackroyd & Harvey

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