It’ll be a year before we get to enjoy the colourful delights of this new London artwork but it’ll absolutely be worth the wait.
Stretching for 57 metres across the wall outside London Bridge station, this wildly kaleidoscopic design will celebrate the many faces of the city’s community in classic Adam Nathaniel Furman style. In collaboration with the London School of Mosaic, Furman’s design is a technicolour delight, inspired by the mosaic’s waterside location, A Thousand Streams will act as a symbol for the diversity, movement, and interaction of London’s people.
A lifelong admiration for other public works, such as Eduardo Paolozzi’s tile art at Tottenham Court Road Station, and the intricate mosaics at Westminster Cathedral, Furman’s love for mosaics, and for “decorative art that integrates into public spaces and provides a sense of communal uplift” translates into the vivid, playful shapes of A Thousand Streams which is sure to uplift the projected 21 million people that will pass it each year.
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