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Asian Art Museum exhibits ‘Phantoms of Asia’
San Francisco Examiner

Among the show’s most notable pieces is Choi Jeong Hwa’s large 30-by-24-foot Breathing Flower sculpture in the Civic Center Plaza; its motorized, bright-red fabric leaves simulate the movement of a live lotus, an important symbol in Asian cosmology. Growing in muddy water, the lotus rises and blooms during daytime, closes at night and rises again at dawn. Similarly, Choi’s lotus emerges from the cityscape, seemingly out of nowhere.

Breathing Flower by Choi Jeong Hwa, outside Winthrop Hall at The University of Western Australia, as part of the Perth International Arts Festival. I always feel conflicted about art that continues to consume resources after its between created and installed. This uses an air pump to inflate and deflate the petals. On the one hand, it’s beautiful. On the other, think of the energy required to make it beautiful.

anonymous asked:

Gives Bd a huge bouquet of flowers and helps him look nice) now go ask her out! She's totally in you dude! There's no way she'd say no!

     ✌☟📪 ☼📫☼✋☝☟❄✏ ✡☜💧✏ ✋🕯☹☹ ☺🕆💧❄📪 🕆💣📪 👎⚐ ❄☟✌❄ ☠⚐🕈✏
         [AH, R-RIGHT! YES! I’LL JUST, UM, DO THAT NOW!]
With a deep breath, he approached Flower.
     ✌☟☜💣📪 🕆☟📪 ☞📫☞☹⚐🕈☜☼✍ 🕈⚐🕆☹👎 ✡⚐🕆 ☹✋😐☜ ❄⚐📫 ❄☟✌❄ ✋💧📪 ✋☞ ✋❄🕯💧 ☠⚐❄ ❄⚐⚐ 💣🕆👍☟ ❄☼⚐🕆👌☹☜📬📬📬 🏱☜☼☟✌🏱💧 ✡⚐🕆 👍⚐🕆☹👎📬📬📬 ✋☞ ✡⚐🕆 🕈✌☠❄☜👎📬📬📬 💣✌✡👌☜📬📬📬 ☝⚐📪 🕆💣📫 ⚐☠ ✌📫 ✌📫📪 🕆💣📪 ✌ 💧💣✌☹☹📫 💣✌✡👌☜📪 🕆☟📬📬📬 ✌ 👎📫👎✌❄☜📬📬📬✍ 🕈✋❄☟📬📬📬 🕈✋❄☟ 💣☜✍
          [AHEM, UH, F-FLOWER? WOULD YOU LIKE TO- THAT IS, IF IT’S NOT TOO MUCH TROUBLE… PERHAPS YOU COULD… IF YOU WANTED… MAYBE… GO, UM- ON A- A-, UM, A SMALL- MAYBE, UH… A D-DATE…? WITH… WITH ME?]

((@lilflowercrown))

There will always be that person that sends your stomach fluttering, lungs gasping. The one you never really dated, but never really got over. Well you thought you did. Then they waltz back into your life and take what breath you have left and replace it with flowers. You can’t breathe now. But the flowers are lovely. 10 years later you’ll meet again, both with partners at hip. You’ll still catch your breath on the lack of oxygen the flowers pulled from your lungs. But you’ll both just smile and squeeze tighter to your steady love.
—  the flower that never dies