Gallery: 28,000 Blooming Flowers Breathe Life Into a Derelict Mental He...

When the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) was destined for demolition in 2003, artist Anna Schuleit created 'Bloom' - an extraordinary living installation that celebrated the building. Commissioned with the task of memorializing the MMHC's 91 years of service - in which it had touched the lives of thousands of patients and employees - Schuleit wanted to inspire reflection on the building's history while providing a positive sign for the future. Injecting life back into the derelict hallways, she filled each room with fields of 28,000 colorful potted flowers.

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  1. anothervoice March 19, 2012 at 9:29 am

    I have to believe this will do far more good than is apparent on the surface

  2. Hwei March 17, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Simple but a brilliant idea!

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