Look Up

Date: 
July 08
Location: 
High Heaton Library, Newcastle upon Tyne
Client: 
Tolent Construction, Newcastle Libraries Service
Architects: 
Ryders
Budget: 
£20,000

 ‘Look Up’ is taken directly from the immediate environment; from the trees outside the library. These trees were photographed from unusual angles over a period of time. The trees were captured completely bare in the winter, on the cusp of life in the springtime and as they drifted into autumn. 

 The photographs were layered together and then a tracing was made directly from the photograph. The tracing was complex and laborious, taking over a week to complete. The drawing was then etched onto glass and fabricated onto a screen.