Most Beautiful Bird in the Sky
Pleased with the shiny finish on top of the model. It looks gold-ish from certain angles. There is also a slight hue of green that has come through, somehow. Bright yellow is standard for windows in a number of other sculptures, for that haunted lighthouse effect. This idea was actually inspired by some models I witnessed several years ago in The Koestler Trust's headquarters, based in Wormwood Scrubs. Koestler is an arts charity and their multiple storey base is filled from top to bottom with artworks of every kind, like a crowded museum. Their annual exhibition at the South Bank centre starts next week. Ever since then I decided to incorporate windows into my architectural pieces and paint those windows a spooky yellow. The paint is called Glo-Worm and unlike metallic lustres or gritty oxides, it has a consistent finish every time. There was a quote on Radio 4 just yesterday, regarding Anthony Gormley. Somebody said: "Copy anybody, but never yourself."