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Blooming Planters

Submitted by Kati Toivanen

Client: Commissioned by City of Manhattan, KS, with funding from the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and indirect support from The City of Manhattan, Parks and Recreation Department.

Location: Manhattan, KS, United States

Completion date: 2020

Artwork budget: $1,250

Project Team


Susan Erle

Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS

Printed the images on AlumiGraphics substrate

Alphagraphics, Kansas City, MO


In this site-specific project, large flower planters with bright floral image applications interact with the busy urban and commercial surroundings. These planters will continue to bloom and provide visual appeal throughout the changing seasons, even after the live plants wither away.


The goal of the project was to enliven the pedestrian area in downtown Manhattan, KS. Most of the projects were sculptural, but I proposed to wrap existing physical objects with imagery.