An 18.2-m (60-ft) tall pylon sign for Toronto shopping centre has been reimagined into a glowing in the city.
Given new life by artist Thrush Holmes, the dated brick pylon once displayed Galleria mall’s (soon to be redeveloped into Galleria on the Park) old signage at the corner of the 9-ha (22-acre) property, and has now become a colourful, eye-catching gateway into the site.
The mixed-media piece features distinct components including:
- An illuminated Galleria sign;
- Vibrant neon bar;
- Holmes’ signature neon artwork (‘Love me Till I’m Me Again’ sign and a massive red heart that shines atop the pylon); and
- Splashes of bright green, red, blue, and yellow paint.
“This piece pays homage to the Dupont West neighbourhood,” said Holmes. “I’ve passed by this pylon sign countless times, so having the opportunity to contribute to my community’s transformation through art is truly special.”