India’s largest site-specific public art installation - Sprouts, a 40 feet high installation was a Delhi government initiative towards the beautification of the capital. It is spread over 6 acres of greens surrounding the AIIMS flyover in the heart of Delhi.
‘From Walled City to World City’ was the one-line brief given to VibhorSogani by Sheila Dixit, the Chief Minister of Delhi, more than 10 years ago. Following the brief, the Sprouts project was initiated with the idea ‘when the seeds begin to sprout’. The intent was to depict India as a growing nation with the new age material Stainless steel representing contemporary thought.
Designed to showcase New Delhi as a ‘world city’, Sprouts are symbolic of the feeling that India is rising after 60 years of independence. They powerfully convey the message of growth and have defined the contemporary image of the city for almost a decade now. Together with the landscape, they have reflected upon the myriad moods of Delhi’s weather to create one of the most inclusive and motivating public memories the capital has to offer.