Like a three-dimensional painting, thousands of fluttering, colourful strands fill the gallery.
The seven-colour palette was inspired by multiple sources, including botanical prints of native New Zealand flora by Sarah Featon (1848–1927).
The installation, precisely arranged, invites you to imagine you are immersed in a bouquet of colour and movement. For artist Nike Savvas, your participation completes the artwork.
Finale: Bouquet is part of Te Papa’s permanent collection.
By the numbers
- 200,000+ pieces of confetti
- 6,000 strands
- 6 variations of colour
- 68 grams per strand, for a total artwork weight of roughly 400 kg
- 6 installers
- 816 hours to install
Audio guide: Audio guide: What I see
Audio guide: What I see
What do a scientist, an art curator, or a musician see when they look at abstract art?