I received a forwarded email from my friend with images of sunflower seeds in a place that looks like a warehouse. As it turns out, that warehouse is actually a hall at Tate Modern in London, a gallery for International Modern and Contemporary Art. The millions of sunflower seeds that you will see in these links are not real sunflower seeds. They are hand-made porcelain sunflower seeds that make up the art installation of artist Ai Weiwei. Take a look at the images here at designboom, then watch this video at Tate Modern to see the process that goes behind the making of this installation. I find it pretty amazing how an art installation in a gallery actually has a process that involved a whole town and created job opportunities for the community.
These, however, are NOT porcelain sunflower seeds.
(my husband likes them!)
Photo | Olympus PEN, shot in colour then edited to B&W