Sunday, October 27, 2013

Floris Generica


Floris Generica is the name of a huge steel and aluminum sculpture in the city of Bueno Aires Argentina.  It sits in a park above a reflecting pool in the Plaza de las Naciones Unidas.  It was a gift to the city from Argentine architect Eduardo Catalano who is quoted as saying his flower “ is a synthesis of all flowers and is a hope that is reborn every day to open”.  It was created in 2002.  The sculpture was designed to close its petals at night and reopen every morning when the sun shines although, currently the mechanism to control this movement is disabled. 

It certainly is a beautiful piece that I enjoyed photographing from every angle.

6 comments:

Andy said...

That's quite a sight to see. The water pool adds more enhancement to the sculpture.

Lowell said...

This has got to be one of the best sculptures, ever! What a sight. And the opening and closing makes it even more special.

Judy said...

Fantastic sculpture! Too bad you didn't get to see it open.

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Joy!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This outstanding sculpture is more feminine than the woman bridge tht you showed in your last post.

JM said...

This is amazing! At first I thought it could be a work by Anish Kapoor.