Saturday, 14 November 2009
Is it art?
The Chelsea Flower Show is highly competitive and full of wonderful compositions of flowers…that was until James May turned up. Normally found behind a steering wheel on the television show Top Gear, James May has recently taken part in a small series of television programmes called Toy Stories. In this he brings back childhood pastimes to the present day and tries to encourage modern day children to become excited and take part in his experiments. In the second episode May tries to enter the Chelsea Flower Show with a garden made entirely of plasticine. He enlists the help of high school children, art students, ex-soldiers, etc to create a ‘masterpiece’. Nicknamed “Paradise in Plasticine”, the final result isn’t quite as bad as I thought it would be and May’s garden even went on to win the RHS ‘Peoples Choice’ award for the best small garden – not bad for a garden that was completely fake!