How the Dandelion and the World Cup “Come Together”
Have you ever thought about the link between the dandelion and the FIFA World Cup™? And how its seeds can symbolize World Cup fans? Did you ever think kitchenware could become key elements in an art installation, or could relate to the helmets of workers? And how these pieces could all come together in one art installation?
Come Together, the 12-meter-tall art installation recently added to the Education City art collection, has the answer.
Come Together has been created by Korean artist and designer Choi Jeong Hwa in honor of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™. He is famous for creating large-scale, statement making sculptures crafted from unconventional materials.
Come Together celebrates the solidarity of World Cup fans, who will meet in the shadow of this dandelion-inspired work, and – just like how the seeds of a dandelion will fly everywhere – the fans will return to their home countries with the feeling that they are always connected to each other.
The green, orange, and yellow helmets that were worn by the thousands of workers as they helped in the preparations of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, including Education City Stadium. These helmets have been incorporated into the art installation as a gesture of gratitude.
The crockery, cutlery, and utensils represent a traditional local kitchen. A place for family and friends to gather, it represents warmth, kindness, and comfort – symbolizing life in Qatar.
Come Together symbolizes a message of peace. The art installation is a promise from Qatar, that Come Together will bring fans together