Blooming Hallways

Monday, May 7, 2012

Several years ago, Anna Schuleit created an installation of 28000 potted flowers in the Massachusetts Mental Health Center just a week before the facility closed its doors after 91 years of operation. She chose flowers in bloom as psychiatric patients do not receive flowers often during their hospital stay. It's her interpretation of offering and transition. What I love about this project is that she filled the whole building that generally gives the feel of sadness, pain and loneliness with tons of beautiful, lively and happy flowers. A great contrast, don’t you think? For some strange reason I can't stop looking at those images - very reflective. xo

P.S: The heartbreaking soldier's story and this heartwarming love ever after series.

(via Wilder Quarterly)

10 comments:

Tinacious Me said...

these pictures just made my day :D
Tina @ www.Tinacious.Me

Natasha Fatah said...

How beautiful D. :)
If only our office looked like that.

xoxo
~Natasha Fatah~
~Natasha Fatah~

Tish said...

What a beautiful idea...

HiLLjO said...

One of my most favorite motifs in art is interaction between man and nature, and this is fabulous. The ideas of flowers themselves have been institutionalized... so it's interesting she put them somewhere that institutionalized people.
Good find, girl!

Christianna said...

Brilliant!

Diana Mieczan said...

HiLLjO, that is really interesting!

Meagan :: Mo Pie, Please said...

This is so incredibly beautiful!

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

Love these beautiful flowers!

xo Mary Jo

Sara said...

I was going to say how I would love to be stuck in the hallway with the flowers and smell ... but maybe its best to just enjoy the pictures and her idea!

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally know what you mean, Sara!

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