rebecca louise law suspends floral canopy in melbourne from 150,000 preserved blooms




inside melbourne’s eastland mall, london-based artist rebecca louise law has created a permanent, inverted landscape of more than 150,000 preserved flowers. suspended above the ‘beauty garden’ — a wellbeing space housing a range of related brands — ‘the canopy’ uses dehydrated blooms from the rose, hydrangea, protea, gypsophila, statice and rodanthe species as sculptural mediums. 

the installation is located inside melbourne’s eastland mall




in the realization of ‘the canopy’, law considered the local landscape for inspiration — all flowers have been sourced within australia, including seasonal blooms from the neighboring yarra valley region. 


spanning overhead shoppers in an extended arched configuration, patches of purple, yellow, green and white blooms are arranged. within this retail setting, the artist intends to reflect on the relationship between man and nature explaining that, ‘the intention for my works is for people to take a moment to be brought out of themselves and the canopy is no exception. there is an innate relationship between flora and beauty, so this was integral to inspiring the development of the canopy at eastland.’

the installation spans overhead shoppers in an arched configuration

patches of purple, yellow, green and white blooms are arranged

the artist intends to reflect on the relationship between man and nature

‘the canopy’ uses dehydrated blooms of roses, hydrangea, protea, gypsophila, statice and rodanthe

the permanent, inverted landscape is made of more than 150,000 preserved flowers

flowers were suspended upside down as they tried 

a team carefully installed the plants on the ceiling  

variously colored roses are hung upside down 

the plants dry in a workshop  

law used the local environment for inspiration



‘the canopy’
video courtesy of rebecca louise law