morag myerscough builds immersive bamboo installation in london to stimulate hope and joy

morag myerscough builds immersive bamboo installation in london to stimulate hope and joy

as british summer time begins and galleries remain shut, londoners can immerse themselves in an outdoor gallery trail in grosvenor square — a large garden in the mayfair district. as part of ‘wander art’, morag myerscough presents ‘see through’, a site-specific, interactive bamboo installation with an eye-popping color palette, geometric patterns and neon messages of hope and joy. the artwork invites passers-by to walk through and engage with it as a haven of positivity, aiming to uplift those who encounter it and stimulate positive conversation. the painted messages for ‘see through’ have been sourced from words and phrases collected by the artist over the past year.

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all images by gareth gardner

 

 

‘our worlds have closed in and we have time to reflect and be engaged in our lives in very different ways. we have had time to appreciate the here and now, connect back to nature, and take a slower place,myerscough says. ‘…outside spaces are safer places to be and so we need to occupy them and bring unexpected joy back to the everyday. the structure is a response to these new times. a bamboo structure growing out of the grass bringing instant colour and joy.’

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‘see through’ marks myerscough’s first ever installation constructed with bamboo, a material selected for its strength and flexibility but also its sustainable, fast-growing properties. for this project, she also used ply offcuts collected over the years, and the paint she had in her studio. the artist’s core mantra is ‘make happy those who are near and those who are far will come’ — a theme celebrated through her strong visual language, and instantly-recognizable joyful energy.

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‘wander art’ is london’s largest outdoor art trail curated by alter-projects and hosted by landlord grosvenor britain and ireland — installations will remain on show until june 2021.

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morag myerscough builds immersive bamboo installation in london to stimulate hope and joy

morag myerscough builds immersive bamboo installation in london to stimulate hope and joy

morag myerscough builds immersive bamboo installation in london to stimulate hope and joy

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