Parked Bench: Yellow Lane Lines Morph into Improbable Urban Seating

Green space, installation art and public amenity are all
distorted into something fresh and provocative with this
strange creation, crashing together at the intersection of
amusement and apocalypse.

Developed as part of the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
in London by The Edible Bus
, a landscape firm that clearly has a sense of humor,
the resulting scene is bit hard to parse at a glance.

A totaled car (presumably misled by the lines), smashed phone
booth and colorful graffiti help set the stage, but it’s the
yellow lines that rise up from the ground and take physical
form that really lend the whole work an edge of comic
surrealism. A smattering of green growing up through the
pavement helps, too.

The temporary exhibition was titled Riot of Color conceived of
as “a post apocalyptic interpretation of the after effects of
the 2011 London riots.” The dark inspiration is evident, but
perhaps overshadowed a bit by absurdity. (via

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