Marcel Wanders

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“Wallflower Bouquet” is a light installation by Marcel Wanders. A palette of fifty constantly changing colors is chosen randomly from a library of images of dying flowers. ‘Wallflower Bouquet’ highlights the idea of life perpetually being built upon death. This symbolic idea of 'Vanitas' is embodied in the piece in the form of a pop aesthetic with a technological twist.

A bouquet of lights in the shape of flowers changes ever so smoothly as to create a spatial mood and feel. Its environmental quality connects the viewer emotionally to the space and encourages him to keep adapting to it.

This 2009 piece is part of the Personal Editions collection by Marcel Wanders and is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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