Date: April 14, 2012
Venue: Shanghai Ecodesign Fair, The Waterhouse, Shanghai
Artist: Robin Andersson
Sponsor: Shanghai Ecodesign Fair

“Blow” is a work created by Robin Andersson, commissioned for the 2012 Shanghai Eco Design Fair. Used and broken umbrellas are re-imagined as components in a delicate system of nature, exhibiting what all living things have in common: a capacity for re-production and evolution.

Artist statement: “Most people can relate to the cheap umbrellas sold by street vendors that pop up the minute it rains. “Blow” is reminiscent of a dandelion with its seeds (umbrellas) blown away. I use quite many umbrellas to create a larger spatial impression.”