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Say it with art

Hanging a picture at home might require little more than a hammer, a nail and a good eye; when the artwork weighs in at approximately 500kg and consists of 100 geometric shards of glass, then it’s a job that takes a whole weekend.

The artwork, by Fenella Osborne, was installed in the link bridge building of the Sammy Ofer Centre last weekend and our film team was on hand to record the effort involved. Watch the weekend work in our timelapse film.

As part of the planning conditions set out by Westminster City Council for the redevelopment of the Sammy Ofer Centre the School was required to commission a piece of public art. Osborne’s work will act as a talking point for visitors and can be seen by passers-by hanging above the upper link bridge. It reflects the vibrancy of London, where commerce, finance, science, the arts, heritage and multiculturalism collide with energy and enthusiasm. 

The artwork has been carefully designed to create a dialogue with its architectural surroundings. The light reflecting off the glass hangings dances between the beams and surfaces of both the internal and external surfaces.  The artwork will change with different light and from different angles. This exploration into material light and colour translates into the ethos of London Business School, a melting pot of ideas, energy and influences.

Do drop by the Sammy Ofer Centre to have a look.