1 Mar 2012

Woven Elephant

Whilst looking for structure, pattern and repetition inspiration I regularly look at buildings in the city, seeing them as woven grids and planning what yarns I could use to recreate what I see. I often look at this, one of my favorite buildings, it’s in South East London, Elephant and Castle on Harper Road SE1. It’s a disused council block and I am not the fist to be inspired by it. Artist Roger Hiorns pumped copper sulphate into one of the flats, making a growing blue crystal installation, and ‘The Streets’ filmed a music video there. A special building. I’m sadly waiting for it to be torn down, like many other old brutalist treasures. It will be missed.