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Photography by Sean Pollock © Canary Wharf

Kaleidoscopic Prisms, 2021
Site-specific vinyl window installation
Dimensions vary

Created for PRIDE and Summer Lights Festival at  Jubilee Place, Canary Wharf, London. 

Kaleidoscopic Prisms is inspired by the children’s toy combining a palette of rainbow transparent vinyl triangles that dance across the glass surface of the Jubilee Plaza’s glass prisms. The colour palette references the iconic multicoloured Rainbow Pride Flag which reflects the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. The joyful use of colour celebrates every queer identifying individual to align a sense of collective belonging. The coloured shapes interlock and follow the structure of the glass panes to create directions arrows that lead their viewers to the central entrance impact fully announcing it’s presence.

From outside the glowing shapes add vibrance to the area in contrast to the contemporary architecture of Canary Wharf. During spring / summer they will also pinpoint the colours of the flora and fauna in the surrounding park. And within the prisms the shapes scatter along the glass ceiling and internal structure filtering the outside world. The stained glass effect vinyl will pour coloured light into the building with shadows from the shapes appearing on the floor and surfaces. The artwork will change with the light of day offering each viewer a unique experience that will make it worthwhile to visit more than once!

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