Flower Power: Everlasting Beauty

As a lover of nature and of art, imagine my fascination with two floral sculptures which I have recently seen on my travels – on two different continents! They share the same artist and sadly, the same overcast weather!

The first is located in Rhone-Alpes, seen on a visit to Lyon last year, just off Antonin Poncet Square.  It is an 85 “flower-tree” – a bouquet of oversized and brightly coloured flowers created by the Korean artist Jeong Hwa Choi.

It was exhibited during Lyon’s 2003 contemporary art biennial and the good citizens of Lyon loved it so much, they raised funds to keep it in the country.

Imagine my surprise therefore when in Singapore earlier this year to see a twin of the sculpture on another river bank – this time in Harbour Front Walk.

The juxtaposition of the oversized, artificial plastic flowers with a subject matter from nature is quite compelling and forces you to more fully appreciate the beauty you see all around you, every day.  Everlasting nature indeed.

I hear there’s another one in Shanghai – one for the bucket list then …

Contributor and photographer:  Sue Lowry

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