Drawing on a Grand Scale at the Philadelphia Art Museum

I was out of town when this drawing was lit, but luckily Will Brown did one of his great panoramic shots. The piece, called Fallen Blossoms, was drawn with gunpowder by Cai Guo-Qiang on the front steps of Philadelphia Art Museum on December 11, 2009. It’s my understanding that Cai Guo-Qiang grew up in or near a gunpowder factory in China and has incorporated this material into his work. Move your mouse around to direct your own panoramic views.