From tiny scraps of paper, and little spaces of paint, mighty works can grow. A new project from Textile Design students on the BA course at Central Saint Martins proves the power of collaboration to create vast and visually intriguing artwork; resulting in a multi-layered Wall installation inspired by artist Eduardo Paolozzi.
The piece adorns the huge 7 metre by 30 metre wall in the art school, as well as the outdoor space The Street just outside of it. Entitled Big White Wall, the piece was put together by 30 students who together created six panels showing scraps of texture and colour created using a mixture of old-school analogue print processes and contemporary digital wizardry. This creates a beautiful mix of surfaces, which somehow manage to work together into a cohesive whole.
The work aims to nod to Paolozzi’s wall collage collaborations with Nigel Henderson at CSM during their time teaching and working there in the 1940s and 50s.
Big White Wall is open to the public’s eyes on 18 March, when they can also participate in a video and workshop experimenting with fabric, found footage and Liquitex paint, which sounds like a hoot.