The Pansy Project

Our first Bijou Story is from Paul Harfleet, who discusses The Pansy Project, which he began as a response to homophobic abuse by planting a pansy at the site of the abuse. The photographic documentation of the plantings has led to an organically growing artwork that juxtaposes the violence of homophobic language with the fragility of the pansy that stands in situ at the site of the abuse.

Following his introduction to The Pansy Project, Paul hosts a creative online drawing workshop. At Bijou Stories we would love to see your pansies and will include some in a forthcoming art installation so please send a clear photograph of your drawings to

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