Inspiration: the city’s founding ‘Ylostins’ and the Frisian ‘stinzenplanten’ (various spring-blooming flowers popularly planted on estate lawns)
Materials: stainless steel, terrazzo concrete, car paint, coatings
Size: vase 1.5 m high, 6 m diameter; bouquet 4 m high
Location: a specially laid out park by the Dassenboarch
‘Speak, memory’ could be Shinji Ohmaki’s (Japan, b. 1971) motto. All his sculptures, videos and installations stem from his research into what once was, but has disappeared from our memory. Old crafts, lost traditions, vanished species of flowers: for him they are not gone – just buried under the dust of time. He believes it is his role as an artist to bring them back to life in beauty.