NAME : Planted-in DATE : 2012 CLIENT : Knowsley Council LOCATION : Stockbridge Village, Merseyside
Throughout history people have assigned symbolic meanings to plants, such as the Red Poppy, which became a symbol of remembrance for those fallen in war. A plant may also connect you to a nation, such as the Scottish thistle. Many people have very personal connections to particular plants or trees, and simple life events that have somehow become intertwined with a particular flower or fruit.
In Stockbridge village in Merseyside we undertook an extensive process of collecting these stories from it’s residents. A graphic design was then created from 24 of these stories, and translated into different colours of granite along with a carved sentence from their story. These granite slabs were then set flush to the paving throughout the new village square, with a small number set into granite benches.
Each story has particular significance and they are published on the ‘Planted’ website for all to hear. - http://www.planted.in
The work was completed in January 2012