After the huge success of Through No.3 with Kensington and Chelsea Art Festival, Liz West comes back to London with another mesmerizing installation. Hundreds and Thousands is commissioned by Greenwich Peninsula, and can be experienced at The Tide, next to the O2 Arena in North Greenwich. This new art quarter includes sculptures by Antony Gormley, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Richard Wilson to name a few.
Hundreds and Thousands wraps 700m of the walkway’s glass balustrades, creating a ribbon of undulating colour. The installation contemplates the subtle nuances of light in this unique riverside location as we transition from Spring to Summer. This work is part of an ongoing exploration of colour and scale, using the Tide as an evolving platform. For West, Hundreds and Thousands pays homage to The Tide’s geography and proximity to the Greenwich meridian line by behaving as a sundial, therefore, allowing people to see the changing light depending on the time of day and season. The multiple reflective glass surfaces adorned with jewel-like multicolours will reflect people and the surroundings, encouraging and promoting movement around The Tide and making a work that feels like it ‘belongs’.
Photo credit: Charles Emerson