This beautiful flower-art installation at an old tram stop will make your Daisy!
A Łódź tram stop has been transformed into a work of art with dried flowers replacing glass.
The installation entitled ‘Nostalgia’ from the city’s Academy of Fine Arts’ student Dominika Cebula is comprised of 36 glass-cases with roses, forget-me-nots, cornflowers, daffodils, eustoms, peonies, daisies, and many other flowers arranged in geometrical compositions inside.
Cebula, who’s currently doing her third year of graphic design, said: “The idea came from a desire to be close to nature, the contrast between colourful flowers and a concrete city.
“For people, flowers and bouquets are of great importance - their symbolism has been present in our culture for a long time.
“We give them a gift for all important events in our lives, when we congratulate someone, during holidays, when we celebrate.
“Flowers celebrate what is beautiful and what is fleeting.
“Many flowers embedded in the walls of the stop come from bouquets, which I or my friends received.”
The installation organized by the Łódź Centrum Wydarzeń (Łódź Events Centre), preserves the natural elements in transparent resin, so that the view and its perception changes together with the weather, different light or time of the day.
Every time commuters get off at the tram stop, they will experience a new sight.
Michał Bieżyński, the project curator, said: “The basic value of this installation is primarily the visual layer and basing its form on the subtle, natural beauty of flowers and plant elements.
“The use of resin allows you to preserve and retain this beauty in a specific form and contrast it with the concrete and asphalt street environment.
“We considered various types of use of the plastic possibilities offered by resin, we considered various locations, but the stop at Dąbrowski Square seems to be the most appropriate choice for many reasons.
“An additional taste of this place is the fact that for over 30 years you can buy flowers here virtually around the clock.”