It’s been shown that a 20 minute walk in nature is enough to significantly improve your mood and reduce feelings of stress and anxiety.
However, as nature becomes less available for many in urban environments, it’s also been shown that exposure to simple PICTURES of nature has a positive effect on the mind. For example, patients who have images of nature in hospital waiting rooms have lower levels of stress and anxiety
So, as an artistic counterbalance to the severe lack of green space in cities, Lee Baker and Catherine Borowski co-founded Graphic Rewilding to create vast, flower inspired, attention grabbing, positivity inducing artworks and immersive environments in often-overlooked and under-appreciated urban spaces
Though these images could never provide the same environmental and psychological benefits as real nature, Baker & Borowski want to inspire people to connect and empathise a little more with the natural world, hopefully mitigating some of the negative effects of a lack of exposure to green space
For information on our other artistic ventures head to www.baker-borowski.com