Unveiled by Dr Ker Sin Tze,
Minister of State for Information and the Arts on 29 July 1993 Commissioned by Wing Tai
The first seed of love was a small painting just inches high, commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1964, which blossomed into the first sculptured version in carved aluminium one-foot high two years later. In 1970 the first twelve-foot version bloomed in cor-ten steel and was acquired by the artist's hometown museum n Indianapolis, Indiana. This polychrome bouquet for Singapore fulfills a long dream.
According to the Straits Times (July 26, 2013), the work cost some S$ 370,000, and that there was some controversy about its purchase.
Originally placed in front of Park Mall. Removed in 2007 or 2008, and kept in storage for several years, it was placed in the courtyard of Winslow House in 2011 or so. (Date is approximate.)