GIANT flowers will hang above the heads of visitors to PUBLIC Platform next month, thanks to a group of Fremantle artists.
Marina Lommerse and Hayley Curnow were joined by a number of helpers to create the big paper bulbs as part of their Language of Flowers installation project at FORM’s PUBLIC Platform festival.
Lommerse said the urban installation would also include flower-wearing people greeting travellers along the Fremantle to Perth rail line.
“We love experimenting with ideas that engage people. The Language of Flowers was sparked by Vanessa Diffenbaugh’s touching novel of the same name, by our love of flowers and by the social and cultural history of floriography,” she said.
Lommerse and Curnow are also the creative minds behind a second installation that will be hung from an old tree and on the Claremont Railway Station veranda, complemented by the sound of birds by day and lighting up with a moving projection of birds by night.
“The installation seduces visitors into trying out the nests and the experience of floating, freedom and relaxation,” Lommerse said.
FORM executive director Lynda Dorrington said the Language of Flowers and the 22 other temporary installations were about connecting people and helping them to experience Claremont in a new way.
“We hope the public come out to experience the creativity on show,” she said.
PUBLIC Platform is on April 2 and 3 in Claremont.
Visit www.form.net.au/ public2016 for more information about the event.