Centennial Pathway Bench Series, Butterfly
Butterfly (1 of 3)
Kristof Zukowski, 2011
Engineered concrete and stainless steel
Kristof Zukowski is an architect and artist whose public art can be found around the world. For this project, Zukowski created two different designs – one features stainless steel backrests with laser-cut silhouettes of maple leaves that appear as if they migrated from the surrounding trees. The other design features tubular backrests that appear to be “sinking” into the path under the weight of a butterfly.
Part of a series of functional public art seating treatments that were installed at 26 crossings within the Centennial and Hydro Corridor Multi-Use Pathways, this project allows for the integration of functional artwork into neighbourhoods citywide, promotes active living and provides amenities to those using the pathways.
For more information about the City of Burlington's Public Art program, visit www.burlingtonpublicart.com