Karl Unnasch | Playtime in Indy
There’s a kid in all of us — and this work by Karl Unnasch is just the thing to bring it out. Crafted from kiddie pools, play sets and other colorful toys, Playtime in Indy is a magical ‘tree’ that musters visions of the holidays and serves as a beacon to children young and old. The 50-foot work — delightful as it is by daylight — becomes truly luscious at night: Inspired by his work with stained glass in a sculptural context, Unnasch lights the piece from within, effectuating a glow of dreamlike color.
In keeping with the holiday spirit, this luminous piece also offers itself up as a playful hug to kids in need: At the conclusion of Newfields' Winterlights celebration, sections of the tree are ritually dismantled and the toys are donated to local charities in time for the holidays.
Multi-year project initiated by Scott Stulen and Roseanne Winings.
Photos by Eric Lubrick and Samantha Veach, courtesy of Newfields.