Graphic Rewilding: Baker & Borowski
Graphic Rewilding is an ongoing art project created by artists Lee Baker & Catherine Borowski. The goal of this project is to create large-scale artworks that introduce the diversity and colours of the natural world into urban environments. With these images we hope to inspire and encourage people to connect a little more with nature.
By removing these flowers from a natural context, the glorious shapes and colours of the flowerheads have one foot in abstraction and the other in still life. Though the original inspiration for these artworks is rooted in Japanese culture, the images, colour and language of nature are universal, appealing to all, and there is an inherent depth, weight and connection which we all instinctively feel.
In celebration of Canary Wharf Group’s expansive work with the Eden Project, Baker & Borowski have looked for inspiration – not only in water plants and insects, but also in Monet’s iconic Water Lily paintings and Hokusai’s iris prints. Native species in the artwork include: Alba Water Lily, Water Forget-me-not, Yellow Flag Iris, Great Willowherb, Cattail, Flowering Rush and Emperor Dragonfly.