As the spring weather turns warmer and warmer, it's exciting to see colorful flowers popping up in gardens and barren tree branches gradually filling with tiny green buds. Inspired by this spring fever, Seoul-based artist Choi Jeong Hwa developed this giant, plastic Flower Tree, which, since 2004, has been installed in various locations across the years, including Shanghai, Singapore, and Lyon, France.
The artist is known for his transformation of everyday material into public art. To create these sculptures, Jeong Hwa used bright, vibrant colors and large-scale flowers as a symbol of nature that will last forever. By using artificial materials to form the organic shapes, Jeong Hwa presents his viewers with a visual contrast between the natural and the manmade. His bio explains: “Choi Jeong Hwa is interested in ways of celebrating the superficial object as an art form itself, within our increasingly urban societies and fading natural and organic environments.”