The steel sculpture at the intersection of Market and Emerson Streets was designed by local sculptors William Jamieson and Ricks Terstappen in consultation with artist and graphic designer, Gail Wright.
The tree was initially designed as a Christmas tree with silver holographic material on the panels at the end of the branches to catch the sun's rays and reflect a myriad of different colours.
The tree is made up of a number of parts which make it easy to assemble and dismantle. The shapes on the end of each branch are removable, enabling the sculpture to be transformed and themed around different events and promotions.
The structure was adorned with red hearts which were installed prior to Valentine's Day. However, they also reflect the warmth and vibrancy of the inner city - where people love to shop and conduct business.
There are some further structural changes in the pipeline which include an Art Deco theme. The sculpture is intended to be a permanent fixture.
Intersection of Market and Emerson Streets, Napier.
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