Sunflower Seeds

Ai Weiwei's 'Sunflower Seeds'

Ai Weiwei's 'Sunflower Seeds'

Artist Ai WeiWei amongst his “Sunflower Seeds” (More photos below)
Lately, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has made more headlines for his outspoken socio-political activism in his homeland than he has for his art, but that changed last week when his latest installation was unveiled at the Tate Modern in London. Upon first glance, Sunflower Seeds is nothing more than a vast grey expanse in the Modern’s large Turbine Hall, but get closer and you’ll see that the grey floor is actually comprised of millions of individual sunflower seeds – hand-painted porcelain sunflower seeds, made in China.