Steve Wheen Is Planting Gardens In Potholes
Steve Wheen is a gardener, but his London neighborhood has no gardens. Instead, it has potholes. So Steve Wheen makes due with what he’s got.
Inspired by the act of Guerilla Gardening (planting gardens in public spaces without permission), he has decided to fill the potholes in London with living plants and miniature props. He creates tiny little worlds in their otherwise vacuous and inconvenient cavities. This beautifies the space around him, as well as gives him an outlet for his gardening desires. It also serves a communal purpose – turning attention to London’s apparent pothole problem.
Steve Wheen inspires us to look at potholes in a different way. Instead of seeing them as societal shortcomings, we see them as opportunities.