After being named UK Capital of Culture 2021, the city of Coventry, south-east of Birmingham, has undergone a total makeover thanks to a collaboration with Morag Myerscough.
Morag Myerscough is a British artist and designer known for her works and installations characterised by geometric shapes, the use of bright, vibrant colours and light effects. The last time we spoke about him was on the occasion of “See through”, the bamboo installation built in London’s Mayfair district.
For the city of Coventry, Morag Myerscough has come up with an even bigger and more ambitious project which, due to the complexity and also the pandemic, took almost 15 months to design and build.
Entitled “Endless Ribbon Connecting Us“, the site-specific installation takes place all along Hertford Street, a covered street in the centre of the English town. With metres and metres of coloured ribbons, the artist has covered the roof of this passageway: the presence of enormous skylights means that during the day the sunlight creates a play of multicoloured light, transforming the street into a sort of kaleidoscope where you can stroll.
“I experienced a desire for colour in the city and I wanted to get it on the streets. Plus the simplicity of light and colour is always magical in every location.”
While colour has always been a key element of Morag Myerscough’s artwork, for this piece she was influenced and inspired by the stained glass windows of John Piper and Patrick Reyntien’s Coventry Cathedral, paying homage to the city.
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