Object

FLOWER BED . OBJECT

By subverting the scale of flower vase as a vessel, the 5' wide concrete vase takes flowers and plants out of its ordinary domestic context into the realm of landscape. The low and flat vase engages the viewers to lie down the grass and observe flowers and plants from within. By showing plants beyond their domestic scale, we can start to see the fragility of each plant in its singular state in a vast openness.

Designed and fabricated In collaboration with Charlie O'Geen, Flower Bed is part of the Inside/Out show curated by Kin & Company and Asa Pingree

Timeline

2019

Status

Completed

Client

William Vale Hotel

Team

Paul Chan
Charlie O'Geen

Location

Brooklyn, New York

Material

Concrete

Typology

Exhibition

Photographer

Dwight Cassin

“Nature-Nature” fascinates me. Growing up in the city of Hong Kong, nature is an isolated and abstract entity, something that is not part of every day life. It can only be found in botanical gardens, much like going to the amusement park or the museum. “City-Nature” is the familiar, flowers lived in flower shops, reserved for valentine days and comes with a box of chocolate; plants existed within giant glass domes with gift shops; lawns were meant for beautification of the city scape, each with its own sign of “do not sit or step on”; Trees existed in medians between 4 lane freeways.