Illuminated Lily Blossoms floating in Hermann Park, Houston, April 2013.
In April 2013, during the JapanFest in Hermann Park, I am installing a series of floating water lily blossoms, around 2-3 feet wide, lit from within by solar powered lights, in the pond and reflection pool. HGOco (Houston Grand Opera co) is participating in this festival with an opera based on Japan, called the Memory Stone, for which I am designing the scenery. I would like the installation of these blossoms to coincide with the performance, while at the same time, providing a beautiful experience for park-goers, especially in the evenings when the blossoms are lit. They will be light-weight, delicate, and beautiful, and I am thrilled the Hermann Park Arts Committee has endorsed this project! Please help it come to fruition!
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Challenges. The greatest challenge has been obtaining the Approval from Hermann Park and its Art Committee, and this has already been met. This has taken two years of conversation and I am thrilled that we are here. Next to that, the greatest challenge will be the time involved in making the blossoms. I have a full time position at the Houston Center for Photography, so I will be burning the midnight oil! I will need to hire a team to construct the blossoms with me. I'm excited, though, because that always makes for a great adventure.
Yes! The more people pledge, the more blossoms I will make. I originally thought 30, and budgeted accordingly. then I thought it would be better to have 60 , then 75, and Im settling on 100. Maybe. So please continue to pledge!