31-Mar-2007

Pansy Give Away

On Sunday April 1st I manned a stall of pansies placed alongside the book stalls near to BFI Southbank. From 12pm – 4pm I was on hand to distribute the flowers and chat about The Pansy Project to interested passers by. In donating the flowers to the general public, the pansies were transformed into symbols of resistance against homophobic violence. When planted in private gardens to window boxes the pansies have become entwined with the meaning attached to them, thus creating an anecdotal messenger of acceptance.

It was a lovely day, a huge thanks to all those that took the pansies and promised to give them a good home, and thanks to my lovely family volunteers who helped give out 1000 pansies to the interested passers by.