In London, a Big Bouquet of Horns Brings People Together Through Sound
Yuri Suzuki’s “Sonic Bloom” transports sounds of the city through its stems and into users’ ears.
By Brian Libby
September 2, 2021
3 minute read
The façades of London’s historic buildings are often covered in decorative motifs. Among the most abundant is the cornucopia, a curving goat’s horn filled with flowers and fruit that symbolizes prosperity. Its Latin name, cornu copiae (“horn of plenty”), serves as a fitting emblem for “Sonic Bloom,” an outdoor installation by Japanese artist Yuri Suzuki that opened last week in Mayfair’s Brown Hart Gardens, near the popular Oxford Street shopping district.
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