Client Holt Renfrew approached Great Lakes Scenic Studios about developing a new front window display for their flagship men’s retail store at 50 Bloor Street in Toronto. Starting from some reference imagery, the idea was to use cedar shoe trees, 250 of them to be exact, to create a suspended sculpture. Great Lakes developed the idea from the imagery into a large static window display. Planning out and then executing the build required an artistic aesthetic. Each shoe tree was clear coated in one of three different tones to lend visual texture. Each shoe tree was rigged to create a fresh and organic finished work.