New York

16,000 Flowers Become A Living Sculpture

London-based artist Rebecca Louise Law creates ephemeral sculptures from living flowers.

by Becky Chung
05 February 2015, 8:50pm

Images courtesy the artist

It's raining roses, carnations, and baby’s breath in the lobby of 1515 Broadway in Times Square. 16,000 freshly-cut flowers were arranged and suspended from the ceiling in January, and over the course of three months they will slowly dry and preserve into a more permanent sculptural installation.

Artist Rebecca Louise Law, who frequently works with flowers to create ephemeral structures, grew up in the London countryside, loving nature. Law hopes the floral installation will be a “tranquil space of nature, a buffer from the crazy,” she says in the interview, below. See a timelapse of how the work came together, and close ups of the piece.

Rebecca Louise Law Time Lapse from Viacom on Vimeo.

Art At Viacom - Rebecca Louise Law from Viacom on Vimeo.

The work will be on view until early April in the Viacom lobby, 1515 Broadway, New York.


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