A garden of ten giant origami flowers that bloom in the presence of people and move with the wind, creating a magical experience for their visitors.
The blossoms are activated by a mechanical structure in each Blumen head that gently makes them open and close. They tower high above humans' heads, with flowers varying in height between 15 and 22 feet. In the desert, the anchoring steel structure was buried beneath the ground, making the flowers appear even more surreal.
Blumen Lumen premiered at Burning Man 2014, and were shown at numerous events and festivals before finding a permanent home in a private collection.
Steel, Aluminum, PVC parts
LEDs, custom electronics
Thank you to our supporters
Privately owned, Chicago, IL
IDEO, Palo Alto, CA (1 flower)
KANEKO light exhibition, Omaha, NE, 2017-18 (link)
KANEKO KINETIC exhibition, Omaha, NE, 2017 (link)
Canal Convergence, Scottsdale, AZ, 2017 (link)
SF City Hall Centennial Celebration, 2016
Private event, Las Vegas, NV, 2015
SuperHero Street Fair, 2015
Treasure Island Music Festival, 2015
Sea of Dreams, 2014
BRAF Artumnal, 2014
Burning Man, 2014