In 2003 the building housing the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC) was slated for demolition to make way for updated facilities. To memorialize the building artist Anna Schuleit was commissioned, and faced with the difficult task of paying homage to the history of the building and the many lives it touched. When she first toured the building she was struck by the absence of life and color within its abandoned walls. She gathered an enormous crew of volunteers to help execute a massive public art installation called Bloom. The installation filled almost every square inch of the building with nearly 28,000 potted flowers, resulting in a breathtakingly beautiful sight to behold.
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