The Brexit referendum imagined a wall, a beautiful, desirable wall, behind and within which ordinary British people would be happy, relaxed, able to smile at but not really engage with the real world - which you, my viewer, inhabit. Brexit inspired this work.
I hope you'll find this wall beautiful. Like the Brexit campaign, it's a bit crazy and crooked while being full of colourful light and detail... and just look - here's a young girl, laughing at you, sitting safe behind her window, safe from all these complications, and safe from you. It's a fools world behind this canvas...
'Brick-sit' is constructed on a prepared canvas-covered frame. On it I've built my crooked wall from individually cast glass mosaic blocks into which I've inserted a small wooden window. Behind the window is a cast glass image of a smiling, happy, and innocent girl. Further back, the room is lit from within, so the girl shines out of her window.
This mosaic shines quietly, drawing the eye, lighting its surroundings. The six small very-long-life LED lights inside are powered by way of a standard USB power supply, which is supplied with the artwork itself. It's ready to hang and ready to light!
Canvas, glass, LED lighting and wiring, window, wood, metal