The artist invites passersby to reflect on the need for natural beauty in everyday spaces, filling with flower arrangements emblematic places of the city of skyscrapers.
When you think of New York, you can glimpse a multitude of ideas in your head, from asphalt to glass, to bridges, to iron or the Statue of Liberty itself, but nothing that has to do with images comes to mind. flowers. Instead, for Lewis millerBorn and raised in California, it's the complete opposite.
Lewis Miller, from horticulture to art.
This artist, who studied horticulture and landscape design, has insisted that huge flower arrangements bring out unexpected places emptied of multicolored life. Hence their Flower flashes, a project with which he brightens the day of New York passers-by by passing by telephone booths (his most famous work, on the Upper West Side, being one of the last in The Big Apple), subway stations, cubes garbage cans, traffic lights or signs as these have huge flower arrangements.
Flower Flashes, temporary installations with a message.
Sometimes passersby even take a souvenir, as another of Miller's maxims is that his designs disappear in a few hours to contribute to the unusual and fleeting experience of the installation.
An artistic work "hooligan" and in a team.
This work, almost vandalism or by thugs with a love for nature, is carried out together with his "magnificent and good-hearted team, in constant search of beauty", as he defines them on his website.
We seek to create an emotional response through flowers and give New Yorkers the same experience we give our clientsLewis miller