Turner hand made over a thousand unique LED plastic bottle flowers for the tree light installation. Each plastic bottle was sandblasted to create a white frosted appearance, cut up, and sculpted into different flower shapes. The majority of the plastic bottle flowers were then attached to a large, leafless magnolia tree, while the rest were carefully strewn beneath the tree to make it look as if the flowers had naturally fallen off.
“The inspiration behind the idea was to make a bare tree who’s lost all its leaves and flowers for winter and make it look like it has flowered in spring, bringing it to life,” writes the artist. “Taking a man-made product, a bottle and upcycle it transforming it into a beautiful natural looking form.” Nottingham’s Light Night 2015 event took place February 6.