Nobody can accuse English artist Paul Harfleet of using annuals in a conventional way. What he does is plant single pansies at sites of homophobic abuse, then photograph, name and compile them into his Pansy Project. It’ll be featured in the ‘Conceptual Garden’ category at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2010 next month.
From his website: “The humble planted pansy
becomes a record; a trace of this public occurrence which is deeply
personal and concurrently available to the public on the city streets
The pansy planting above is titled “Faggot!”