Chelsea Creek was delighted to partner with a local luxury floral studio Blooming Haus to bring to life a contemporary, sustainable and harmonious sculptural floral installation, named Grounded Cirrus positioned by the water’s edge and sitting 2.5m high. Grounded in a bed of vibrant roses, two weaved beech structures undulate gracefully towards the sky and are complemented by intertwining rose bushes. The earthy tones of the beech are stunningly contrasted by the vibrancy of the roses.
Known for the use of ethical and sustainable techniques, Blooming Haus artists set themselves a mission to create an organic sculpture that not only compliments the newly-unveiled sculptures at Chelsea Creek by world-renowned sculptors Tanya Russell and Lorne McKean (The Space for Nature Spiral and the Swooping House Martins), but to function as a natural ark for wildlife such as moorhens, local house martin and bee population and become a habitat for urban wildlife. Adjacent to the structures, there are also two timber boats anchored in the water, housing additional nests to encourage bird nesting and provide a safe haven for birds in the area.
Mirroring nature, the organic sculpture will evolve and develop its own seasonality, as the roses come in and out of bloom, and the metalwork within the piece rusts with time. It is envisioned that the permanent installation will contribute to the rich biodiversity at Chelsea Creek and enrich the environment for local residents and wildlife alike. We are excited to see how the weaved structures evolve over time and various seasons and appear as if grown organically from the ground as they support the surrounding florals.