li hongbo

Oh, the things Chinese artist Li Hongbo can do with paper!? In 2014 I wrote about his marble busts that are in fact paper, and today… guns that become flowers. Now, I’m a little late to the game on this one, as “Oceans of Flowers” was exhibited for the first time a few years ago. Most recently it was shown at Eight One Art Museum in Beijing last June … I don’t know where it might show up next, but watch for it! Two thousand rainbow-hued paper weapons – from machine guns to hand guns – that unfold into beautiful paper flowers. Stunning.

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comments (2)

  1. Sabine S. from Germany /// 01.24.2018 /// 4:23am

    Great idea – all weapons should turn to flowers.
    ♥ ♥ ♥
    many ♡ ly greetings sent by
    Sabine from WO(rms) in Germany

  2. leigh hannan /// 01.24.2018 /// 4:56am

    love how beautifully the guns transform into a colorful world that draws you in! I would love to learn how to make these and design a skull that opens up 🙂