Overlay, Screen, Private Home, The Barbican, London.

Overlay is an anodised aluminium screen with an optical lens engineered into its structure. The screen creates a decorative open wall at the edge of a mezzanine area in a domestic interior, in the Barbican complex, London. In the client’s open design brief there were no restrictions on material or concept. The introduction to the client was made by the Lesley Craze Gallery. The lens is held in a machined metal frame, positioned at the client’s eye level. It gives a fish eye view of St Giles, Cripplegate, a church on the boundary of the Barbican.

The idea for the design presented itself when looking at existing works lying in a pile of overlapping, intertwined metal parts, on a table in my studio. A precise pencil drawing, inspired by these curved and formal lines, was transferred to the computer. The small original drawing was eventually transformed by being cut in 2 cm thick aluminium, and so became a huge delicate metal drawing in space.

OVERLAY
ANODISED ALUMINIUM AND OPTICAL GLASS
2001/2002
PRIVATE CLIENT, BARBICAN, LONDON
268 X 244 X 2 CM
PHOTOGRAPHS: GEORGE GAMME

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Overlay, Screen, Private Home, The Barbican, London



Drawing for Overlay, Screen, Private Home, The Barbican, London



Construction drawing for Overlay, Screen, Private Home, The Barbican, London



Maquette for Overlay, Screen, Private Home, The Barbican, London



Overlay, Screen, Private Home, The Barbican, London