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Love Bomb
Love Bomb
Love Bomb
Love Bomb
Love Bomb

© the artist. Photo credit: Allan Pollok-Morris, Keith Hunter. Courtesy of Jupiter Artland

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'Love Bomb' is a 12-metre-high orchid. The sculpture stands out as a moment of excess and unnaturalness amidst the decidedly un-tropical surroundings of the Pentland Hills.

'Love Bomb' is the largest work from Marc Quinn’s Garden (2000) sculpture series. Garden presented a vivarium-like preservation of exotic plants in a walk-through installation that used artificial means to convey the impression of life. As part of the series, Quinn made a number of enlarged flower sculptures that meditated on the human obsession with beauty and the impossibility of maintaining it.

Quinn used modern technologies to produce a modified flower that’s at once monstrous and seductively beautiful; demonstrating the ways in which human desires are now shaping the natural world.

Jupiter Artland



Love Bomb




stainless steel & laser-printed vinyl


H 1200 x W 260 x D 95 cm

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