"Bloom" is inspired by the opening of a Lotus flower, which is an important symbol in many cultures, especially Asian cultures. Bloom is a singular work created from multiple forms which are positioned across both of the Met II entrance water pools, and is conceived to have a subtle dialogue with the artwork entitled "Unfold" at the MET I building beside it, whilst having a unique form and experiential quality of its own.
Jill Anholt is a visual artist based in Vancouver, B.C. who has been creating site specific works in the public realm since 1998. Anholt’s practice ranges from complex integrated works in parks, pedestrian walkways and transit stations to small scale installations in buildings and public plazas across North America. Her installations explore the relationship between nature and infrastructure, body and place; revealing layers of personal and cultural memory and experience. Environmental sustainability plays a generative role in the conceptual development, form and material expression of many of her works. Along with her art practice, Jill is an instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver.