The Anxiety Garden


This was my final year project at Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. I majored in Interior and Spatial Design. The Anxiety Garden reflects the area of Moorgate during the economic crisis in 2008/9. The garden is made of porcelain wishbones that shake and break with the wind, symbolising our fragile state and anxiety. Situated by a popular pub, in order for the bankers to enjoy their daily dose of alcohol they would need to walk under this dangerous installation, not knowing when a piece will come crashing down on their heads. Walking across the porcelain shattered floor, you can hear the clay breaking under your feet, and the clinks from the pieces overhead.

A beautiful, yet frightening experience.


Chelsea College of Art and Design