The Marker Tree
|Artist Name(s)||Andreas Kopp|
|Artwork title||The Marker Tree|
The Marker Tree, installed in 2011, is a highly visible landmark sculpture on the N7, Co Dublin at the Kingswood interchange, which can be viewed up close and from a distance. Its bright colours are eye-catching by day and by night it is gracefully illuminated. It was commissioned to be enjoyed by both travellers and residents. A very distinctive gateway piece, it marks an entrance into South Dublin County. Based on the outline of a tree, the Marker Tree comprises an industrial style “trunk”, embellished with brightly multi-coloured steel perforated “cushions” in place of branches and leaf clusters. The idea marks the merging of rural and urban boundaries which are key to the identity of the county.
"Natural Desires" an essay by Chris Fite–Wassilak, published "In Context 3 - Essays".
Born in Amsterdam, Andreas Kopp is based in German. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Düsseldorf, and alongside his artistic work, he teaches at various German art schools. One-person shows include “Continental Drift” at Museum Arolsen, “Redemption Song”, Basel, and “Gobelin # 5”, Galleria Borgogno, Milan. He has undertaken several collaborations with architects, and a number of private and public commissions, some permanent (designing Europe´s largest indoor event hall, the Cologne Arena), others temporary, such as his installation entitled "Tableau vivant /16:9 for Four Rivers", Kassel.
|Commission Type||Local Authority|
|Commissioner Name||In Context 3, South Dublin Co Co|
|Commissioning process||Open Competition|
|Project commission dates||July 21, 2006 - November 19, 2011|
|Partners||The National Roads Authority.|
|Funded By||South Dublin County Council,Other|
|Percent for art||Yes|
|Budget Range||70000 - 150000 euro|
|Project commission start date||21/07/2006|
|Project commission end date||19/11/2011|
|Location||N7 - Kingswood interchange|
|Street Address||The N7 and Outer Ring Road, at the Kingswood Interchange|
|Content contributor(s)||Web editor|
|Associated professionals / Specialists involved||
The sculpture was fabricated by Ferrum Lassercut, and the lighting was by Studio Dinniber. SDCC Engineer: Michael McAdam, Roads Dept, South Dublin County Council. Consultant engineers;Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners
Greystones Educate Together National School appointed a voluntary committee with relevant expertise to oversee the per cent for art commissioning process. An external curator, Máire Davey, was appointed specifically for her expertise in working in a highly collaborative way as meaningful involvement from the students and school was viewed as central to the process. The procurement route chosen was limited invited competition.