In honour of Brother Joseph McNally, founder of LASALLE College of the Arts, this floral art installation on LASALLE’s iconic Sky Bridge — made out of upcycled plastic bottles — symbolises the vibrant diversity of the ecosystem of arts and creative practitioners who have graduated from the institution since its founding in 1984. In keeping with the spirit of sustainability and turning disposed materials into works of beauty, all the plastic flowers used in the installation on the Sky Bridge were salvaged from a larger-than-life decorative Christmas tree that was a collaboration between LASALLE and Steven Lim commissioned by UBS in 2019. Additional “blossoms” created during a four-hour long workshop and the installation, which took three days, were done together with volunteers from the public and the LASALLE community.
Spend some time on the bridge admiring the different flowers amidst the gorgeous campus view — the experience differs from day to night due to the change in ambience as the sun sets. When the wind blows, the “petals” dance along and mimic a garden full of growth and abundance.
This installation is part of LASALLE’s year-long Brother Joseph McNally Centenary Celebrations from August 2023 to August 2024 and Singapore Art Week 2024. Blossoms for Brother Joe will remain on the Sky Bridge until 16 February 2024.
About the artist:
Steven Lim is a renowned sculpture artist who has curated installations that intrigue the public. With a background in ship designing and engineering, he has used his experience to handle several large public art installations for LASALLE. An alumnus of LASALLE from the 2011 Masters in Fine Arts programme, Steven has taught fine arts in LASALLE and mentored many aspiring artists to guide them on best practices for public installations and artworks.