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Bower of Bliss (2021) is a major new public commission by British artist Linder that was situated in the heart of Liverpool ONE shopping centre. The title references the ‘bower’ as a womb, a place of safety and a place to rest, a garden sanctuary which brings nature into the centre of the city with a lush floral backdrop rich in blossoming life, aiming to capture the spirit and the joyous moment of the city reopening after the lockdown. The new photomontage work is inspired by the act of transformation and the daily life of women in Liverpool throughout history. Drawing from Liverpool’s rich archives and her own archive of images, Linder creates a landscape for safety and pleasure. The mural is a site of engagement that considers the way the cityscape becomes a background in people’s lives. Passers-by could look at the mural or interact with it by taking a photo or a selfie with or of the mural – becoming a shared memory for many, a way of connecting.
Find the images online by searching #BlowerofBliss.