Cockburn Gazette - - LIFESTYLE -

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 public2016 for more in­for­ma­tion about the event.

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