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Over 25,000 Paper Flowers Transform Room Into Colorful Art Experience

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More than 25,000 colorful paper flowers spiral around a 6-meter atrium at the shopping mall of Omotesando in Tokyo. The visually stimulating scene is part of Emmanuelle Moureaux‘s newest installation, Color Mixing. The French-born, Tokyo-based architect created the vibrant work as part of NSK’s 100th anniversary exhibition, Setting the Future in Motion. NSK is a leading manufacturer of bearings, and the artist made good use of their capabilities in her work.

As visitors move into the spiral atrium, they are immersed in Moureaux’s colorful world. This large, empty space has now become a secret garden where flowers shower down in 100 different colors. Moureaux makes intelligent use of NSK’s technology by installing bearings, windmills, and small fans at the top of each vertical strand of paper flowers. As a result, the installation slowly rotates, changing hues as it moves. Due to the fact that each individual flower has petals of different colors, the variations become evident during this movement.

The installation is a layered work. It builds up from the handicraft of the paper flowers to the wall of colors created in their installation. By amplifying the quantities and colors, Moureaux takes a seemingly simple concept and transforms it into a work of art made for maximum impact.

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All images via Emmanuelle Moureaux.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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