Bouquet

Submitted by Jennifer Steinkamp

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Client: U.S. Department of State, American Consulate

Location: Guangzhou, China

Completion date: 2013

Project Team

Artist

Jennifer Steinkamp

Other

Virginia L. Shore, Curator

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Rebecca Clark, Installation Coordinator

Overview

Bouquet is an unusual arrangement, portraying not a collection of flowers, but fully-grown trees. This large-scale projection (20.5 x 15 feet) upends the traditional notion of a delicately fixed centerpiece, reimagining it as an immense, living gift.

Goals

This visually alluring work recalls perhaps our most universal offering. Giving a bouquet is a layered and changeable gesture, it can be a welcome greeting, a gift of congratulations, a display of gratitude, or even a call for reconciliation. In this way, Bouquet parallels the dynamic relations at the American Consulate in Guangzhou .

Process

Bouquet is currently on view at the American Consulate in Guangzhou, China as part of the collection at the U.S. Department of State's Art in Embassies program.