New York City has been looking a whole lot rosier in these dark days — and it’s all thanks to Lewis Miller.
The Chelsea florist — who’s been hailed as a botanical Banksy — has been sneaking around Manhattan and Brooklyn making the sidewalks unexpectedly bloom.
Miller, who first started his now-infamous Flower Flashes nearly four years ago, in October 2016, leaves fanciful, over-the-top floral arrangements in public spots around the city — adorning Central Park benches and statues, springing up in front of museums like the Whitney, and even sprouting out of trashcans in 4-foot-tall bouquets.
Now, in the wake of the coronavirus that’s left the city at a near standstill and left Miller’s usually full dance card completely empty, the 46-year-old floral designer has been determined not to wilt under the weight of the pandemic. Instead, the founder of his namesake floral company, which specializes in event design, put the petal to the metal and created installations that are as heartfelt as they are gorgeous.