Tens of thousands of small, recycled Chinese medicine bottles will form the Qilin set. The clear bottles are filled with colored water.
Photo by Sonia Lalla, courtesy the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Taken April 11, 2012.
"Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic by Night" opens May 26-Aug. 19, 2012 at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis. Learn more at www.mobot.org/lanternfestival.