The National Gallery of Victoria had used their resources for some creative and original. Now they are inviting you to pick a flower and give it to somebody you had never met. It looks like the vibe of beauty in its natural form is coming back to Melbourne and its smell couldn’t be more memorable. Especially for people without hay fever. Well, nothing is perfect but you still would enjoy the colours.
The installation was created by Lee Mingwei and the name is The Moving Garden. He invites people to share the beauty of an action after visiting the Gallery. While I keep seeing the effect in some pictures the words from Umberto Eco in her famous novel ‘Il nome de la Rosa’ -‘The name of the rose‘-, “Stat Rosa pristina nomine, nomina nuda tenets”, which means from the rose we couldn’t keep nothing else than her name. In this case, against the textual meaning of those words, you will carry the memory of a new experience forever.
Visit the National Gallery of Victoria located in 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006. Australia. Open from 10 am to 5 pm. If you want more information visit http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au