the pothole gardener
jan 19, 2012
the pothole gardener

‘the pothole gardener’ project turns london’s potholes into tiny worlds full of living plants

londoner steve wheen brings greenery and miniature scenes to the streets of east london in his ‘the pot hole gardener‘ project.
the idea, which was conceptualized based on guerrilla gardening, is simple: ‘my neighbourhood has a distinct lack
of green space,
‘ wheen reflects; ‘[and] I’m a gardener with no garden.

wheen fills potholes in roads and sidewalks with soil and living plants, decorating the spaces with miniature props
to create tiny worlds. the work thus eliminates the danger of potholes as it adds an enchanting bit of art and greenery
into the days of passersby, simultaneously drawing attention to the problem.

full view from above of one of the installations

detail view

additional detail view

wheen’s most recent work was a response to a knitted flower he was sent

detail view

via mymodernmet

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