Brian Clarke designed and made an album cover and paintings for Paul McCartney's album Flowers in the Dirt in 1989. Clarke's concept formed a collaborative series pairing his abstract paintings with Linda McCartney’s photographs of flowers.
‘I got the idea for the Flowers in the Dirt cover when I was staying at the Oriental Hotel in Bangkok. I did a sketch and a faxed it back to Paul. He said he was interested and wanted to see it developed. By then I was in New Delhi and I did the painting there. I flew back with it one Thursday night and Linda and I went into the studio the following day, laid the flowers on the canvas — which was still wet — and worked on it until we got it right.’