A 210 metre long wooden mosaic commissioned by LLDC & Moniker Projects for the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick, London.
The 210 metres includes 10 more sculptural, geometric artworks – each 7 metres x 3 metres – which are made from wood reclaimed from the Olympic Park during its transformation and from local businesses. The work focuses on the themes of sustainability, recycling and gentrification in an area of London which is fast changing since the 2014 Olympics. The project was also created with the help of young, unemployed creatives from the local communities.
Based in London – Mark McClure‘s current work primarily uses reclaimed materials to create sculpture evoking the urban landscape. Taking cues from the structure and composition of the manmade environment – his work draws on architecture, design & contemporary graffiti to evoke both physical and sensory movement and shapes.
In recent years he has taken the natural step from painting to three dimensional works, recycling found materials which take the geographical nature of the work a step further whilst adding a suggestion of history and narrative through the materials used.
Check Out Mark McClure’s webiste here at markmcclure.co.uk