DEMOCRACY I

The project developed around the concept of democracy. I wrote to a random selection of 300 British MPs requesting their definition of democracy. A selection of the MPs' most often repeated words were then placed on the lower portion of the image, which reads like the running credits of a film. The upper half shows a composite image of people, which has been both mirrored and blurred, quietly demonstrating what often happens when we get together to talk.

 

Size: 5.4m x 1.4m

Client: The Palace of Westminster

Location: Portcullis House, London

Architects: Michael Hopkins and Partners

Commission: Woven for West Dean Tapestry Studio



                        Portcullis House              The Atrium         The Committee Room         The Design                  Letter                  Detail of weaving             Sample