Monday, June 30, 2014

Big Painting Sculpture

Big Painting Sculpture by Patrick Heron, Stag Place, Westminster, London
“Big Painting Sculpture” by Patrick Heron, 1998
Stag Place, Westminster
London, January 2007

“It was commissioned by Land Securities back in 1998, and became one of the first examples of the company’s commitment to public art, as well as offering a creative and elegant solution to a practical problem of wind blowing through the passageway (given that Heron’s house was on a hilltop in Cornwall, he knew all about windbreaks!). The construction of the sculpture was a family affair, as it was his son-in-law, the architect Julian Feary, who was charged with realizing Heron’s concept in three dimensions and grand scale. ‘Big Painting Sculpture’ was unveiled in July 1998 and, although the artist sadly died a year later, his legacy lives on – not only in his own piece of public art, but in the policy that Land Securities has maintained ever since of including an element of public art in all its developments.”
(Patrick Heron, Land Securities Group)

1 comment:

cieldequimper said...

Ummmm.... It looks like something from kindergarden to me.