Bloom – installation in a ‘mental hospital’
These are a few photos from an installation by Anna Schuleit who was commissioned to commemorate the closure of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. The hospital had been open for 91 years functioning as the premier teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. It trained thousands of psychiatrists and offered services regardless of ability to pay.
Schuleit went through the roster of every patient who had ever walked through the hospital’s doors. She found 28,000 patients had been served. So she installed 28,000 potted flowers.
From a moving article available here.