Breathing Flower (2012), by Choi Jeong Hwa

The Flower In Context With The Festival
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Here was the flower in the context of the Pride Parade Festival. Nestled among booths it became just another part of the background.


Breathing Flower, 2012   •  Fabric, LEDs, motor   •  By Choi Jeong Hwa external link (South Korean, born 1964)   •  Civic Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 14 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:21:21 Saturday 23 June 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5896
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A Sign Described The Flower
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The sign on the flower read in part:

Breathing Flower, 2012
By Choi Jeong Hwa (Korean, b. 1964)
Fabric, LEDs, motor
Lent by the artist

This work of art is part of Phantoms of Asia: Contemporary
Awakens the Past
, an exhibition at the Asian Art Museum,
across Larkin Street from this installation. Phantoms of Asia
features provocative contemporary and traditional art exploring
spirituality throughout Asia. The exhibition is on view from
May 18 to September 2, 2012.

For Breathing Flower, internationally acclaimed Korean artist
Choi Jeong Hwa created an enormous lotus blossom from
sheets of red fabric. The large lotus appears full of life, its
petals slowly inhaling and exhaling, simulating the movement ...


Breathing Flower, 2012   •  Fabric, LEDs, motor   •  By Choi Jeong Hwa external link (South Korean, born 1964)   •  Civic Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 14 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:16:40 Saturday 23 June 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5872
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Inflated Flower With Slow Moving petals
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The sculpture was a large red flower atop a black box. The petals of the flower appeared to be inflated and were slowing moving, as if the flower were breathing.


Breathing Flower, 2012   •  Fabric, LEDs, motor   •  By Choi Jeong Hwa external link (South Korean, born 1964)   •  Civic Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 14 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:16:22 Saturday 23 June 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5870
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Another Angle On The Flower
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Another angle on the Breathing Flower that shows better detail of the fabric petals. The movement as it breathed was for the petals to settle down (droop) and then to rise back up again.


Breathing Flower, 2012   •  Fabric, LEDs, motor   •  By Choi Jeong Hwa external link (South Korean, born 1964)   •  Civic Center, San Francisco, California   •  (Photo posted Monday 14 November 2012)   •  (Photo taken 15:16:20 Saturday 23 June 2012)   •  © 2012 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #B12_5869
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