Melbourne’s Eastland Mall is flaunting a rather unorthodox garden. London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law has used thousands of preserved flowers to create a permanent ceiling installation that’s unlike any flower arrangement you’ve ever seen before. Over 150,000 rose, hydrangea, protea, gypsophila, statice and rodanthe species have been dried and suspended upside down from the ceiling to create floral canopy over the mall’s Beauty Garden- a dedicated space housing beauty and wellness brands.
The Beauty Garden includes brands like Inglot, Crabtree and Evelyn, Pressed and Kiehls among others.
The flowers are sourced from within Australia and include some seasonal blooms from the Yarra Valley.
The ceiling is now awash with color thanks to large floral patches of white, orange, purple and green.
“The language of flowers is international. It goes beyond boundaries and cultures. The intention for my works is for people to take a moment to be brought out of themselves and the canopy is no exception. There is an innate relationship between flora and beauty, so this was integral to inspiring the development of the canopy at Eastland,” said Law of her work.
The flowers were dried in a workshop before being suspended from the ceiling.
This is the largest installation Law has ever created. We imagine that it must have taken considerable time and effort to create this stunning work of art.
The flowers will change over time, losing some of their bright colors and shrinking. But that’s part of what makes this installation so interesting to behold. It will be a little different every time you look at it!
[ Via : Designboom ]