NYC image becomes Instagram-feeling after it's bloomed with flowers & # 39; by the florist of celebrities
An inconspicuous image in the upper part of Manhattan has become a bit of a tourist destination after a local florist has decorated it with a beautiful larger than life-size flower arrangement.
Lewis Miller Design is known for its Flower Flashes in which he sneaks and decorates other inconspicuous places with enormous, beautiful bouquets and floral motifs.
On Monday of this week he debuted his latest project: a striking red and pink boa made of roses, ranunculus and raffinine dianthus to decorate the shoulders of a bronze sculpture of a woman in an Upper West Side park.
Flower power! A modest statue in New York City is covered with a beautiful floral arrangement
Bronze lady gets a make-over: the beautiful spectacle attracts fans, who have placed photos on Instagram
Beautiful on NYC! The stunt was done by Lewis Miller Design, who is known for his "Flower Flashes", who treats things in New York City with flowers
Beautiful plants: this time he added a striking red and pink boa made of roses, ranunculus and raffinine dianthus to the shoulders of a bronze statue of a woman.
See it: the sculpture in question is in the middle of Straus Park on 106th St. and Broadway and was made by sculptor Augustus Lukeman and architect Evarts Tracy
The sculpture in question is in the middle of Straus Park on 106th Street and Broadway.
While many of the images of New York are immediately recognizable – Wall Street's Charging Bull, Atlas at Rockefeller Center and the Christopher Columbus that protrudes above Columbus Circle – this statue is far less well known.
Created by sculptor Augustus Lukeman and architect Evarts Tracy, it was erected in memory of Isidor and Ida Straus, who lived nearby but died on the Titanic in 1912.
For years it may have been known for New Yorkers living in the neighborhood, but most did not want to stop or think about it a second thought – until this week.
Miller added a truly stunning flower display that quickly turned heads – and became the subject of Instagram posts.
& # 39; This beautiful image is hidden in a small garden on 106th Street and Broadway & # 39 ;, he wrote himself on Instagram. & # 39; Her name is Miss Manhattan and together with her twenty foot flower boa we have the bird basin at her feet filled with the most exquisite floating flowers. & # 39;
For the flora: the sculpture was erected in memory of Isidor and Ida Straus, who lived in the neighborhood but died in 1912 on the Titanic
Setting: Earlier this year, he gave the Fearless Girl a beautiful cape of flowers
First lady flowers: the Eleanor Roosevelt monument in Riverside Park was decorated with wild flowers from the Hudson Valley
A natural wonderland: Miller's flower arrangements take a lot of planning
The Flower Flash – or Flower Splash, as he calls this specific project – was done in honor of his new collaboration with Urban Stems, where he signed up as creative director.
This is the first time that Miller's schemes are actually available to buy.
Urban Stems also donates part of the proceeds from Flower Flash bouquets to ProjectArt, an organization that offers young people the opportunity through free after-school arts education.
Miller initially went viral on social media when his Flower Flashes turned up elsewhere in New York City.
The project started in October 2016, when Miller and his team decorated the John Lennon Imagine monument in Central Park. The florists used more than 2000 individual flowers to create a psychedelic halo & # 39; to create carnations.
How it all started: In October 2016 Miller's team decorated the John Lennon monument with more than 2,000 flowers; the positive reaction inspired Miller's future urban arrangements
New gig: His latest Flower Flash on the Upper West Side was done in honor of his arrangements now available through Urban Stems
Gladly done, MTA: He also did small-scale arrangements, such as on metro platforms
Great addition: His arrangements are certainly pretty ugly places
There was the immediate and overwhelmingly positive response to the project. Miller later wrote on his website: & # 39; It was one of the most rewarding and satisfying & # 39; events & # 39; which I have produced. & # 39;
Apparently it was rewarding enough to inspire Miller to continue to decorate New York City with flowers.
Since decorating the Lennon monument, Miller has given an Alice in Wonderland statue a flower boa, a cat image of a purple mohawk and numerous trash cans filled with extravagant bouquets.
Although the flower pieces of Miller have an uplift of quality, the florist told Gothamist that there is actually quite a bit of planning in his urban bouquets.
His team is looking for well-traded areas or places in the city that are visually appealing and have a sense of drama & # 39 ;, he explained.
A pop of color! He has also received attention for the huge bouquets that he puts in trash cans
Wow! Miller said that a surprising amount of planning ends up in his garbage barrel vases because choosing the right can be difficult! & # 39;
This can be a great background, whether it is a bit of architecture or a beautiful, hand-painted mural.
He also said that people would not believe how many photo's of garbage cans he takes in advance, and explained: Het Choosing the right can be tricky! & # 39;
Miller hopes that his creative project & # 39; smiles and a sense of surprise and wonderment & # 39; has as a consequence.
& # 39; New Yorkers are hard to surprise and hard to please, & # 39; he said and added that he believes that creating a & # 39; childlike response & # 39; in a gritty New Yorker a & # 39; victory and a gift & # 39; is.