Ever feel like a minute spec in a giant space? 100 million handpainted porcelain sunflower seeds illustrates this point vividly. Ai Wei Wei is one of China’s prominent artists and his installation at the Tate in London is breathtakingly beautiful in its simplicity and scope. Things to contemplate while immersed in the seeds…how will our planet handle the feng shui of our exploding population? How will there be enough water and clean air for everyone? Where will we all live when space becomes more and more limited? Will our seeds take root and nourish the next generations or will only a few survive?
This just in: an update on the status of the installation. Apparently now the Tate will NOT let people interact with the installation (originally one could walk in it, lie down in it, scoop up the “seeds”. Now you can’t.