MST Industries was commissioned to fabricate the centre piece at Yonge and Dundas Square in Toronto’s annual Nuit Blanche Festival presented by Scotiabank.
Given nothing but a mini sculpture made by an artist. It was MST industries task to measure, scale and replicate the model to a 20 foot high sculpture!
With only a few days to take the design from sketch to standing MST had extra long days in order to bring the piece to life for a one night display.
Using a series of manual and automated machining methods the pieces of 10″ thick foam were cut into pieces and built in the same manner as the original.
Once the sculpture was standing a flat grey paint was sprayed onto the surface for prep of the animation.
The idea of the sculpture was to have 3 projectors cast different animation sequences onto the flat grey to show the complexity of angles and shapes used to build.
There were cameras placed inside the sculpture that would record the audience and reflect back on the sculpture illuminating their faces on a large scale.
This was truly a one of a kind piece and what a pleasure to see it up and functioning even if it was for only one night