places // book cover
Postman’s Park poster illustration depicts a small hidden garden in the middle of the City of London enclosed with modern buildings. The garden hosts the Watts Memorial, which is a wall of tiles commemorating ordinary people who have committed the ultimate extraordinary act of giving their lives to save others’. The memorial states G. F. Watts’ quote next to it: “The material prosperity of a nation is not an abiding possession; the deeds of its people are.” The stories that the tiles reveal undoubtedly raise questions about the values of modern times, particularly those of the world of business which surrounds the park.
I aimed to bring together these layers of meaning through the concept of using ordinary flowers that create an extraordinary space where, despite the hectic streets of the business district outside, peace and a place for reflection is found. You can read more about the park and the process of creating this image on my blog here.