Step up to a blank box. Draw a flower – as simple or ornate as you like. Offer your drawing through a portal in the box. Receive a real flower in return. Sometimes you may receive something else.
The FLOWER MACHINE is a participatory installation that will change shape over the course of the festival. It demands a moment of creation by each person, it forms a moment of exchange between strangers, it sows a field of flower markers by which participants may recognize each other. It is transformed in turn: over the course of the festival, the skin of the machine will be papered over by the offered drawings, turning the hidden interior of real flowers into an exterior display of imagined flowers.
Krystal Chang is a designer of flowers, installations, and landscapes in Los Angeles. Her background in architecture and construction informs the spatial quality of her work. She creates bespoke florals for events and clients including Esters Wine Shop, Lunya, Dosist, Design Within Reach, HAY, and Poketo. She designs landscapes for residential and commercial clients with a focus on native and sustainable gardens.