Learn more about Frost, Gust and Flurry.
The work is inspired by the architectural motif of the Allen Lambert Galleria, the geometry of a single snowflake, and the allure of a freshly frosted-over window pane.
The structural members in the Allen Lambert Galleria were inspired by a fractal patterns occurring in nature. Studio F Minus took that concept and applied it to the construction of snowflakes in nature. Beginning with a “Y” shape, drawn from the Galleria, then repeating and rotating that shape to create a new crystalline structure.
Visitors to Brookfield Place are encouraged to touch Frost. Run your hand along the sculpture and you’ll see that you cast a shadow in the field of light, the same way you leave a trail when drawing on a frosted window.
The work is inspired by the architectural motif of the Allen Lambert Galleria, the geometry of a single snowflake, and the falling of snow through a gentle breeze.
To arrive at the design of Gust, artist-team Studio F Minus considered how the Y-shaped structural members in the Galleria were inspired by fractal patterns occurring in nature.
Gust is conceived in tandem with the artworks Frost in the Allen Lambert Galleria, and Flurry on the Concourse Level, to create a visual theme for the holiday season that stretches across all of Brookfield Place
Designed by artist-team Studio F Minus, the sculpture consists of over 2000 individual snowflakes snaking and billowing over 6000 square feet of the Concourse Level. Each snowflake is made of prism-like material, changing colours as the viewer moves through the space and creating a shimmering glow.
Like Frost & Gust on the Ground Floor, the design of each snowflake is inspired by Brookfield Place’s iconic architecture, and highlights a conceptual connection between fractal geometry of the building to that of trees and crystals in nature.