Vauxhall Cross: Road Paintings
Road Paintings, Vauxhall Cross, London, 2000
Left: the ‘pod’ painting refers to the futuristic design for the new intersection and presents a curious intervention for the passing public. The symbolism of the design will only become evident when the public see the proposed architecture designs or see the actual built structure.
Right: the ‘marshes’ paintings are based on symbols from ordnance survey maps. They refer to the type of land that existed at this particular location beside the Thames before initial development.
The paintings were done on closed-off roads that were due to be resurfaced. They were produced in association with a London Contractor who would normally paint yellow and red parking lines and other signs onto roads.
City Dreaming, Pedestrian underpass, Vauxhall Cross, London
This was a commission by London Printworks trust for London Borough of Lambeth and Vauxhall Cross Transport Solutions. It was part of a wider art project based on creating temporary site-specific artworks that refer to the redevelopment and which take into account the pedestrians point of view and the journeys they make.