This Florist Gives Amazing Flower Crowns to Statues in Brussels

You'll never look at these monuments the same way again.

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Geoffroy Mottart

Brussels's Mannekin Pis is one of the most recognizable statues in the world. Beyond the bronze sculpture of a little boy peeing into a fountain, the rest of the Belgian capital's public art is pretty forgettable. Florist Geoffroy Mottart wants to change that. For the past year, he has been sprucing up statues around Brussels with floral wigs and beards to help draw attention to them.

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"I realized that most people pass by these statues without paying attention," Mottart says . "By putting a floral note in places or on objects, the spectators pay attention to my work [and] rediscover what surrounds it."

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While his fresh flower installations, which he calls Fleurissements, only last a day or two before he takes them down, he documents his work on his so the rest of the world can enjoy it.

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While he usually decorates different statues around town, he's returned several times to the bust of King Leopold II in Duden Park.

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His designs are getting more elaborate, including this flowing mane of leaves and purple flowers on the statue of The Goddess of Bocq in front of the Commune de Saint-Gilles in Brussels.

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And let's not forget this fabulous floral mustache.

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Watch how he creates his floral sculptures here:

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