Cloud Index, a work of art for the new Crossrail station at Paddington, London:
Crossrail is proud to announce the appointment of artist Spencer Finch for Paddington station. His proposal, A Cloud Index, intends to create an index of clouds embedded within the glass of the centrepiece of the new station: the 120m long canopy.
The result will create both a picture of a the sky in the tradition of English landscape painting by artists such as Constable and Turner, but also a taxonomy of more than 25 different types of clouds. The image will interact with the environment, changing with the different light and weather conditions. On a clear day, the clouds on the glass will float in the blue sky and on cloudy days they will overlap and interact with the real clouds, casting soft, ever-changing shadows into the station.
Images from Future City and the Evening Standard, via Frankie Roberto. See also: Ian Visits the Paddington site.