15 fully programmable flowers

with 4000 lumen projector 

Structurally sound foundation above or below grade

​Structural drawings for review 

​FEATURES

Hundreds of feet of galvanized steel tubing

​10 in x 24 in wide flange beam

All new translucent polycarbonate petals

Custom programmed video editing software

Mirror & glass clad mosaic covering entire structure

Total height: 72 ft

Foundation footprint: 25 ft x 35 ft

Flowers: 8 ft in diameter

Branches: 4 in- 20 in diameter


​MATERIALS

DIMENSIONS​​

​WEIGHT

Total weight: 32,075 lbs

Foundation: 15,000 lbs

(3) Branches: 7,500 lbs

(12) Small branches: 6,200 lbs

(15) Flowers: 6,200 lbs

basic stats

Cherish is a creative and interactive mixed medium project made of steel, mosaic, & visual art. Each flower is video mapped with custom media displayed on the image surface.  This project is incredibly unique in its flexibility.  It can be installed as one massive tree or broken down into three (3) smaller installations.  The piece also has the option to be programmed to project sponsor logos on the flower petals or to allow participants to project images onto the flowers via their mobile devices.  Cherish has been featured at festivals and civic events in New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.  This piece is currently available to book at installations across the globe. ​


The  project weighs in at over 15 tons and stretches 72 feet into the air to depict a Japanese cherry blossom. The entire surface of the branches are covered with a mosaic of mirror and glass tile. There are 15 flower blossoms loaded with a high lumen projection system controllable from the ground. Each flower petal is made of a translucent polycarbonate glass and will act as a movie screen for the projectors.  Each flower is mapped and custom media is displayed on the inside surface.  The  translucent petals allows the media to pass through to the outside surface making it seem three dimensional (3D).   Below the surface is a massive steel foundation when hidden from view forces the question to the participant “how’d they do that?”


The significance of the installation comes from the ancient Asian culture, more specifically the Japanese culture who believe this species directly relates to the course of the human life experience.  From the point at which the flower bud opens its petals to the dislodging from the stalk and falling to the ground, the flower's life is only hours long. This extreme beauty and dramatic death represents human life, mortality, and how quick & precious life is.

cherish