Flower Clouds – ‘graphic rewilding’ for Kensington & Chelsea Festival Art Trail – 1 July–31 August 2023
Inspired by Chelsea’s horticultural, fashion and design heritage, these vibrant and immersive images of nature by artists Baker + Barowski have sprung up across the neighbourhood – on Sloane Street, at Duke of York Square and on the King’s Road – as part of the Kensington & Chelsea Festival Summer Art Trail, sponsored by Cadogan.
These installations are inspired by each location; harking to the horticultural heritage of Chelsea – from the King’s Road’s home to plant nurseries in the 18th century and the Flower Power movement of the 1960’s, the current ‘greening’ by Cadogan on Sloane Street – and of course, the world-famous Chelsea Flower Show.
Artists Baker + Barowski, developed this new body of work titled ‘Flower Clouds’ as part of their ‘Graphic Rewilding’ ethos. An artistic counterbalance to urban life, Graphic Rewilding creates vast, nature-inspired, attention-grabbing artworks in city spaces. These Flower Cloud sculptural seating artworks inspired by the rich cultural heritage of Chelsea, encourage people to take a moment, reflect and be engulfed in the super-saturated colours of nature.