This is what happens when you ask an artist to design a holiday tree
At Toronto's Gardiner Museum, 12 artists are spruce-ing up the season
Toronto's Gardiner Museum isn't afraid to think outside the box when it comes to the holidays. Each year the ceramic museum enlists 12 local artists to design holiday trees, and this year's crop of trees are far from your typical firs.
With artist Douglas Coupland and curator Ben Mills serving as co-curators, this year's theme was "let there be light" — and it's clear that the artists had some bright ideas for interpreting that theme. The trees range from digital to abstract, including a stack of cyanotype boxes lit from within and a 3D animation inspired by a classic holiday film.
In this video, we take you on a tour of the 12 trees that might have you pine-ing for a VR tree in your own living room.
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