MFA welcomes spring with 20-foot-wide inflatable ‘breathing flower’ sculpture

A man walks near the art installation called "Breathing Flower" by artist Choi Jeog Hwa, of Seoul, South Korea, at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Wednesday, March 23, 2016, in Boston. The 20-foot-wide inflatable lotus flower is part of an upcoming exhibit called Megacities Asia to be open to the public at the museum from April 3 through July 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Steven Senne) Steven Senne / The Associated Press

Spring isn’t the only thing blooming in Boston.

The Museum of Fine Arts installed a new inflatable lotus flower sculpture on its front lawn Wednesday afternoon, according to Boston magazine.

“Breathing Flower,” created by Seoul-based artist Choi Jeong Hwa, is a 20-foot-wide inflatable sculpture. Its red fabric petals move and glow, giving it the illusion of breathing.

The installation is part of the museum’s upcoming contemporary exhibit “Megacities Asia,” which will be open from April 3 to July 17. The sculpture has also appeared in San Francisco and Sydney, according to Boston.

Check out Boston‘s “breathing flower” time lapse of the sculpture’s installation.


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