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Now that the City of York County Council team, are well and truly settled in their new West Offices HQ, I want to share with you a little more about the big screen I was commissioned to create for their new handsome old railway station dwelling.

The site-specific artwork, which is a blend of sandblasted and mirrored glass, was designed to act as a screen which can help separate the customer services area and private offices. To create the design, hand drawn tracings were made from contemporary and historic OS maps of York.

Three overlapped tracings, at differing scales, when turned into mirror and frosted glass layers make the task of navigating the city into an intriguing puzzle.

All information within the map is discarded and only the buildings are traced, turning the city into a lace-like pattern.

big screen trio

 

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