28 Jul '15, 2pm
28,000 Blooming Flowers Breathe Life Into a Derelict Mental Health Center
Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) was destined for demolition in 2003, artist Anna Schuleit created 'Bloom' - an extraordinary living installation that celebrated the building. Commissioned with the task of memorializing the MMHC's 91 years of service - in which it had touched the lives of thousands of patients and employees - Schuleit wanted to inspire reflection on the building's history while providing a positive sign for the future. Injecting life back into the derelict hallways, she filled each room with fields of 28,000 colorful potted flowers.