Creating art in our run down urban environment

by Natasha Starkell | 05.04.2013 | plants , art | 0 comments | Rating: 0 votes

Creating art in our run down urban environment

Creating art in our run down urban environment

If you've got a neglected or abandoned planter in your neighbourhood, why not pop out and plant a few pansies in it!

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If you've got a neglected or abandoned planter in your neighbourhood, why not pop out and plant a few pansies in it!

We're very impressed with this collaborative project started by Sean Martindale. It highlights the neglected and broken planters that we see all over our towns and cities. The point isn't to make a stand about the state of these containers, but instead to focus on creating art from that which is broken, making a feature of the flaws and showing the public what can be done with a little effort, to put right, and in fact enhance their environment. We particularly love the grass 'spilling' out from the cracked planter boxes onto the pavement. We think it looks better like this than if the planter was replaced with a new one. A truly inspired work of urban art that will certainly turn heads in the street and bring a smile to the faces of anyone who happens to pass by. Currently based in Toronto, it would be great if this idea caught on worldwide and we could see artists worldwide, helping to do their bit for the urban environments that we all share. You can't always rely on your local council to keep everything in tip top condition, but we can all make an effort to help make our local area beautiful. Of course this is an art project, but if you've got a neglected or abandoned planter in your neighbourhood, why not pop out and plant a few pansies in it!

http://www.planterart.com/


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