Global Art for Global Change
Flowers of Change is a global participatory artwork by the artist Pierre Estève. With it, the artist wishes to aware humanity of the need to eradicate plastic waste from the surface of the Earth and the Oceans. From recycled plastic bottles, the artist and thousands of «florists of change» create «Flowerings»: ephemeral forests of «Flowers of Change» made from tons of plastic, in which visitors are invited to walk around. Flowers of Change has been certified COP21, COP22 and by UNESCO for the International Year of Light 2015.
Flowers of Change’s steps
This first step of the Flowers of Change project is essential. Indeed, it participates in the emulation of the project which will surround the exhibition and starts the dynamism sought around the issues of selective sorting, recycling, waste management and our patterns of consumption. Each person brings a dozen plastic bottles (household waste), companies can also recover this material (industrial waste). The bottles are ready to be transformed into an artwork before the usual cycle of recycling.
Second step: the creation of the FLOWERS. It is with the artist Pierre Estève that participants learn how to make a "flower of change". An artistic action to talk of sustainable development, of the process of creating, of contemporary art, of the world that surrounds us, our past, present and future. It is also a crucial step on the ecological commitment. Indeed, while creating a Flowers of Change, the people are committed to no longer throw plastic in nature.
Last step: a wonderful opportunity to meet together, to give life to this collective creation of the inhabitants of a town. By giving and by cutting a few bottles, each participant contributes to a joyful and beautiful, giant work covered by a significant number of visitors on the duration of the exhibition. By teaching us that in art as in ecology, a small gesture of each can give us a great result for all, Flowers of Change contributes to collective awareness of the issues related to sustainable development. At the end of the exhibition, the flowers are returned to participants.
Sound artist, Composer, Sculptor, Poet and Adventurer, Pierre Estève investigates new fields of creation mixing arts, in particular music, natural elements and new technologies. Invested in his time, as an artist, citizen and father, his participatory monumental art installations focus on the human relationship to nature in a disruptive context of globalization and exponential acceleration. He belives that new solutions and radical changes have to be found in our ways of life, to imagine new models of society and build a more resilient, ecological, intelligent and peacefull world.