The piece was commissioned by St James Theatre, London, who requested an ‘eye-popping’ staircase that would connect the theatre foyer and the first floor, where the formal restaurant is situated.
The ‘staircase’ element of the sculpture has been inspired by the stage. The influence of sweeping fabric folds, swooping lines of the stage curtains and the performing actors, lined up holding hands taking their final encore bow.
The inspiration for the ‘memorial’ element of the art piece, is from theatrical actors, directors and plays performing at 12 Palace Street, since the rebuilding of the theatre in 1923, to the new launch June 2012 including the opening play and future plays. A memorial to the St James Theatres achievements, documenting the story and legacy as it becomes one of London’s best theatres.
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