Through kaleidoscope eyes
‘Through Kaleidoscope eyes’ is a public art commission for Tideway who are constructing the immense Thames Tideway Tunnel a major new sewer, urgently needed to help protect the tidal River Thames from increasing sewage pollution.
This 24 metre long, Di-bond printed hoarding represents a body of work responding to the ecology of King Georges Park, Wandsworth, and reflects a public programme of events in November 2017. This participatory programme, managed by the artist included an opportunity to work with a local bee keeper, The Wandle Trust, and The Garden Classroom. Local residents were invited to create their own collages, generate ideas, and gather facts, thoughts and stories about King George’s Park. These were incorporated into the final artwork which will be installed in spring 2018 for a duration of 2 years.
The artworks are interspersed with unfolding Kaleidoscope forms, made in collaboration with Tom Pearman and inspired by the geometry and science of Kaleidoscopes. Look carefully, and the collages will take you on a journey from the south end of the park, meandering alongside the River Wandle, to the northern entrance, and then take one quick leap downstream to The Thames, much as the new sewer pipe will. Public Artist Tom Pearman created and arranged the digital artwork and designed the geometric forms.