On August 6, a special edition of All Things Must Pass went on sale in tribute to 50 years of George Harrison’s iconic album released in 1970. The box set includes unreleased tracks, never-before-heard session takes, musician’s notes , never-before-seen photos, scrapbooks and more.
To continue celebrating this event, the album cover has just been recreated as an installation of giant gnomes. The process behind that creation was documented in a seven-minute clip where Olivia, Harrison’s widow, and her son Dhani relate how the idea was carried out.
As reported by NME, the pair teamed up with floral artist Ruth Davis to create this installation in Duke Of York Square (Chelsea, London). “We knew we wanted to recreate the album cover, but we also loved the idea of having some naughty gnomes roaming about London,” explains Davis in the short clip. “It was almost a bit like a treasure hunt – so one will be at Abbey Road, which will lead people to the main one.”
In her words, the goal of the project is ““to recreate the story in a really fun but poignant way.” Dhani, for his part, reflected on his late father’s “connection with nature” and his love for gardening.
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