Monday, May 14, 2012
Red Lotus sculpture in the Civic Center Plaza
Choi Jeong Hwa's 24-foot kinetic red lotus being inflated in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza. The installation is part of Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary Awakens the Past at the Asian Art Museum.
That giant red lotus that sprang up in San Francisco's Civic Center Plaza on Saturday - a 24-foot-tall "Breathing Flower" of kinetic fabric in the form of the ancient Asian symbol of spiritual illumination and renewal - is the most visible artwork in an exhibition that explores the invisible energies and forces summoned by artists in 200 B.C. - and just last week.
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