Crafty art: the unexpected artworks of Choi Jeong Hwa
If you've visited London's Southbank recently you may have noticed an exhibition of artists in for the summer long festival of the world. You may not have known that's what it was, but the green colanders wrapped around the ugly grey pillars around the Southbank probably caught your eye.
Made by the Korean artist Choi Jeong Hwa, the colanders are a trademark of his, but what I find most striking about his work is his huge flowers that he creates into trees and figures and the stunning inflatable flowers that seem to breath and move.
Born in Korea in 1961, he is an artist who views himself as 'a normal person who thinks like an artist' and enjoys using regular household objects and recycling plastic into art.
He has created some awesome work around the world, but you can see his colander 'flowers' at The Southbank throughout the summer of 2012.