Art for Education to promote discovery and growth.
An 8.5m high Public Art Glass Installation was designed as a visual game with relevant educational content. The design concept challenges curiosity and discovery, encouraging observation toward literate understanding and was created with enamels fired to the internal face of the large double glazed units.
The ‘educational’ vocabulary used was derived from student statements and discussions on video in arrangement with the school. The design is an emotional response with a contradictory softening element of free flowing watercolour transitions, landscape references linking to the situation of the school. This forms the base to a more rhythmic structure of text that dances through the window with a letterform design by Albrecht Durer and his structural geometry, to define the initial capitals as with illuminated manuscripts.
Photography by Simon Shackleton @ City School Sheffield UK