Simple ideas create elegant solutions: Blood Flowers
Simple, common known fact: when you add dye to water, the color of the flower's petals will reflect the color of the water.
Vincent Fichard, copywriter turned artist (whaa), thought to take this basic idea and really push the limits both artistically and conceptually. The result is chilling, but at the same time, quite poetic.
Sometimes, it doesn't take a complete reinvention of the wheel.