Blumen Lumen (2014)
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 at Novak Construction.
Steel, Aluminum, PVC parts
LEDs, custom electronics
Thank you to our supporters
Blumen Lumen was made possible by the work and contributions of many. In particular, we would like to
thank the Black Rock Arts Foundation and IDEO for their generous support, as well as the supporters of our
We are excited that the majority of the flowers have now found a permanent place at Novak Construction. We are grateful for their support of our art and thrilled that the Blumens will continue to bring joy to their visitors.
Privately owned, Chicago, IL
IDEO, Palo Alto, CA (1 flower), currently on view in Hong Kong, China, as part of the LUMENous GARDEN at Pacific Place
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