A Guinness World Record was set Saturday when the Asian Art Museum organized 2,405 people at San Francisco's Civic Center to form a huge green and pink lotus flower together.
Dubbed Lotus Live, the event created the largest recorded human flower art and was meant to mark the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love. The museum is also exhibiting "Flower Power," which highlights the hidden meanings of flowers in Asian art.
"We want to celebrate what makes the Asian Art Museum and the city of San Francisco so special: inclusivity, global consciousness and cultural empathy,” Asian Art Museum Director Jay Xu said in a statement. "The lotus is a symbol of peace, unity, inclusivity and purity. That’s exactly what Lotus Live achieved today."
Michael Empric from Guinness World Records was on hand, along with official witness Carmen Chu, who is the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco, and comedian Dhaya Lakshminarayanan, who was the event's emcee.
Participants received free admission to the museum's Flower Power exhibition, a commemorative photo, and a souvenir event poster.
The previous record for a human flower gathered just under 2,300 people at the Rochester Lilac Festival (NY).