Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

A Wooden Mosaic for the ‘Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’

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.

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

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

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Wooden mosaic at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by Mark McClure

Maria Papaefstathiou

VISUAL DESIGNER since 1996 and blogger since 2010. Living in Athens, Greece. She has been focusing her research on poster design and particularly on social poster design and portrait design. Her main poster project is a series of posters celebrating great personalities of traditional and popular culture in Greece and Jamaica. These include actors, singers, musicians, poets etc. This is an ongoing project. “I believe that design is a powerful tool that we designers can use to spark enthusiasm, change mindsets and bring positive actions to our world and our culture”. FOUNDER AND EDITOR OF GRAPHICART-NEWS.COM BLOG. She carefully curates high-quality designs, illustrations, and art, from all over the world that will teach and provoke other designers. Many consider her blog to be an exceptional educational tool. CO-FOUNDER OF THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE POSTER CONTEST which was launched on December 2011, partnering, the creative activist Michael Thompson aka Freestylee. (www.reggaepostercontest.com)

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