Wow. That was definitely a workday pick-me-up!
Choi Jeong Hwa’s “Breathing Flower” was erected/inflated just now outside our doors in Civic Center Plaza, SF, as part of PHANTOMS OF ASIA. Some staff members gathered around with bated breath, excited to see this huge artwork come into its full twenty-four-foot kinetic state.
Like much of his work, this installation in synthetic materials and Pop Art colors forms a larger-than-life mimicry of the beauty of the natural world. In this case, Choi’s red lotus is a symbol of enlightenment and renewal.
If you take any photos with it, please share, and enjoy.