The Lone Tree, Jurong Lake Gardens
When we ran around the neigbourhood of Church of St Francis of Assisi as part of our Singapore Camino efforts earlier this year, we noted the presence of the Jurong Lake Gardens nearby. We determined to return to explore.
One of the highlights of our visit was encountering this sight. As we came round a corner, in a wide expanse of grassland, stood this naked tree, missing all its leaves.
It was only when we got much closer that we realised that it was an iron sculpture, called The Lone Tree (by Hang Ka Kee & Gao Chuanxiang)
Contrary to what it looks like at the first glance, the Lone Tree is not an actual tree! It is a sculpture made from recycled iron reinforcement bars salvaged from the old park’s path, an inspired way of reusing materials and an ode to the industrial origins of Jurong.NationalParks
We didn’t have the tree to ourselves for much of the visit as there were families & groups of friends waiting their turn with their professional photographs in tow.
We will just to have to rerturn to take close ups of this sculpture tree, and perhaps indulge in some artistic captures as well:
Meanwile, for a closer look at the iron bars of this sculpture, take a look at SmartLocal’s post.
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