Urban Art: Drooping flowers

The city’s NIS 2m. poppy installation is damaged less than two months after dedication.

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February 12, 2015 17:00
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Vorayda art installation in Jerusalem

Vorayda art installation. (photo credit: JUDY SIEGEL)

 
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‘Vorayda,” a NIS 2 million art installation unveiled by the Jerusalem Municipality less than two months ago at Haim Valero Square on Jaffa Road opposite Mahaneh Yehuda, has already been seriously damaged by rain, wind, snow and pollution.

The four giant red nylon flowers on metal trunks were dedicated by Mayor Nir Barkat for the first night of Hanukka. Yet already, at least two of the flowers have been ripped apart and tinged with black. Tubes of red nylon meant to hold the edges straight have emerged from the seams and hang limply to the sides; the petals have also been separated – a sad sight.

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