In partnership with SM Supermalls, artist Olivia d’Aboville recently found a new home for her spectacular art installation called Giant Dandelions — the SM Aura Skypark lawn.
The SM Aura Skypark lawn was recently transformed into a bed of vibrant, chromatic visual and aural feast. A forest made up of 90 larger than life light flowers, the Giant Dandelions are a brilliant masterpiece where people can freely walk through, take photos, and just be plain captivated.
What’s nice about these giant dandelions is that it is made from approximately 9,000 recycled water bottles cut and connected to one another by a nylon weave. Each flower is also lit by a color changing LED strip.
Olivia d’Aboville is a famed textile artist who believes that there is nothing nobler than caring not just for loved ones, but for the one thing that nurtures us the most, but most of us often neglect: the environment.
When asked about the nature of her art, Olivia shared “I do a lot of recycled art and then progressively incorporate different materials to my work. Plastic is really an element that I like working with, and also the fact that I am a textile designer makes everything I do have some sort of textile technique within the piece.”
From plastic spoons to water bottles and cocktail stirrers, she is drawn to mass produced objects, manipulating and recycling materials to create new work. She is very sensitive to light, fluidity and movement and is mostly known for works inspired by the theme of the ocean. The use of LED lighting is systematic in her works.
These Giant Dandelions flowers of different heights, from 160cm to 210cm high. These were launched in line with SM Supermalls’ efforts in caring for the environment. SM Cares, a division of SM Foundation, does its part in supporting communities, providing them opportunities to take part in recycling efforts.
An example of such is a project implemented back in 2007. With the Trash to Cash Recycling Market, SM had continuously raised awareness on environmental efforts and provided a public incentive on recycling all waste materials properly. Having gained widespread participation from customers and communities, the initiative is held simultaneously in all malls every first Fridays and Saturdays of the month. This remarkable project allows market patrons to exchange waste and recyclable household items for cash and useful household goods.
Olivia D’Aboville’s Giant Dandelions is a main attraction that’s not to be missed. The light show is set to music playing every hour from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM from November 16 to January 16, 2015 at the Sky Park of SM Aura Premier.
I do hope peanutbutter♥, Ykaie, and I can catch these color-changing Giant Dandelions before it ends. I’m sure Ykaie will enjoy watching and taking photos with it.