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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A tree grows in Stratford

But not in the usual way

STRATFORD - A town Christmas tree made of recycled industrial products is “up and sparkling” on the West Broad Street Green, Neil Sherman, chairman of the Economic Development Commission, said in a statement.
The 11,000 pound tree, which is 25 feet tall, is the result of “collaboration” between the EDC and the CRRA Garbage Museum, the statement said. It was created by Christopher Curnan Connecticut painter, sculptor and photographer. Curnan is represented by Galleria D’Arte in Georgetown, the statement said.
The tree, painted forest green and topped with an eccentric gold star is decorated in icy-blue lighting, with more than 900 feet of LED strings, he statement said.
Curnan said, also in the statement, the tree “uses elements of weathering, heat, and the extremes of nature.” The tree’s branches are constructed from discarded home oil tanks which he flattened using a giant excavating machine resulting in a highly stylized Blue Spruce, the statement said.
The Holiday Tree Lighting Festival, in its second year, “is the culmination of three months work,” the statement said.
Sherman praised Curnan for his artistry and thanked Galleria D’Arte as well as the Stratford Garbage Museum for their effort and collaboration in completing the tree, the statement said.
The tree will be on view until Jan. 5, the statement said.


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