Asian Art Museum Sets Guinness World Record for Largest Human Flower
A grand total of 2,405 people flocked to Civic Center to create the giant green and pink lotus
It's official. The largest human flower ever to bloom did so in San Francisco Saturday.
The record-breaking accomplishment organized by the Asian Art Museum saw 2,405 people flock to Civic Center and sprout a giant green and pink lotus.
The massive piece of artwork, coined Lotus Live, was organized to honor the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love and created to celebrate "serenity, incorruptibility, and non-violence in the face of adversity," according to the Asian Art Museum.
"We want to celebrate what makes the Asian Art Museum and the city of San Francisco so special: inclusivity, global consciousness and cultural empathy,” Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu said in a statement. "The lotus is a symbol of peace, unity, inclusivity and purity. That’s exactly what Lotus Live achieved today."