A canopy of 150,000 flowers at Eastland, Melbourne
They say flowers are one way to a woman’s heart, and that was certainly the idea drawn upon by Eastland shopping centre in Melbourne when it commissioned its latest installation.
Created using more than 150,000 preserved flowers, ‘The Canopy’ is the statement piece of the centre’s new ‘Beauty Garden‘ concept.
Designed and crafted by internationally-acclaimed artist Rebecca Louise Law, the artwork is suspended above skincare, make-up, fragrance and wellness stores.
Covering a 200-square-metre space, Law says it’s the largest permanent installation she has worked on.
The flowers include Australian natives such as banksias and paper daisies that were sourced from local farms and florists, before being dried and then individually hand-tied with copper-wire and attached to the roof.
As part of its $665 million redevelopment, a mix of established and emerging beauty brands such as MAC Cosmetics, Mecca Maxima and iKOU now make up a dedicated area of the centre, which is no doubt as fragrant as it is unique.
Images from here.