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‘Renewal Blossom,’ Ameena Fareeda

The final of three cherry blossom sculptures located in the Enid A. Haupt Garden at the Smithsonian Castle on the National Mall.

Say the three artists: “ … The blossoms carry a special meaning on this anniversary [10th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake]. The Embassy of Japan is proud to sponsor sculptures that honor our enduring friendship with the U.S. “Blossoms on the Mall” celebrates the unity of two cultures spanning over a century: Japanese cherry trees, bestowed more than 100 years ago, blending in harmony with iconic Washington landmarks to illustrate a rich, joint legacy of alliance. The depiction perfectly depicts the spirit of our present partnership and the lasting ties that we share. This bond between Japan and the U.S. continues to thrive, blossoming evermore from mutual appreciation and commitment into a lifelong Unshakable Friendship.”


This is the time of year for Washington’s wildly popular Cherry Blossom Festival, but unfortunately it has once again been canceled due to the pandemic. The public has been asked not to enjoy the blossoms at the Tidal Basin but instead to view “Art in Bloom,” 26 cherry blossom sculptures painted by local artists and placed in locations throughout DC and adjacent neighborhoods.

Best to view in "Original" because other versions resized by Pbase are decidedly

The acrobatic bee, posted earlier:

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LynnH17-Apr-2021 00:04
It's pink-a-licious! V
Zoltán Balogh16-Apr-2021 18:03
Cheerful and so nice! V
Julie Oldfield16-Apr-2021 00:33
Such lovely framing. V
janescottcumming15-Apr-2021 21:00
A very cheerful one! V
Tom Munson15-Apr-2021 20:37
These are amazing. Great shot.
hayl15-Apr-2021 20:37
A happy and inspiring treatment of this blossom.
fotabug15-Apr-2021 18:25
Another lovely sculpture! I sure have enjoyed this gallery!
bill friedlander15-Apr-2021 15:42
So colorful and cheerful. V
danad15-Apr-2021 15:16
Like a throne ! V.
John Hamers15-Apr-2021 15:15
A lovely sculpture with this candy cane color. V!
Nestor Derkach15-Apr-2021 14:38
A beautiful sculpture and a one with with a valuable meaning between our two countries.
A very nice floral design captured with nice resolution.
A apple beauty.
Claude Gagnon15-Apr-2021 13:25
Nicely framed this lovely sculpture :))
Philip P15-Apr-2021 12:56
Beautiful capture!