Measuring 15 metres in diameter and made from phosphored bronze and stainless steel, the ten rings tell the story of the east London site which is about to be thrust into the worldwide limelight.
Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey wrote the text which appears on the sculptures, based on the work of Lucy Harrison who collected information from the local communities and combined it with archaeological research from the Museum of London.
“A tree marks time. This artwork will grow year by year, transform as the seasons change, reflecting the evolving nature of the Olympic Park. These trees embrace metal rings which have been engraved with a record of the site’s history, held in the branches for successive decades to come.”
Ackroyd & Harvey, December 2011