TREES IN TOP was an installation designed by Eugene Franken for the Amsterdam Light Festival
A canal without trees is like a living room without furniture.
Since the Golden Age trees line the canals. They are an essential part of the beauty and uniqueness of the inner city.
Replanted after wars and diseases, Dutch Elms now thrive along the Herengracht, many around 100 years old, blossoming every spring.
TREES IN TOP aims at celebrating the life cycle of these city-trees. Amplifying their presence with a single row of tree-signs. Individual light-lines, slowly pulsating in tune. Symbolizing continuity and renewal.