Pictographic – Inspiration, Idea, Image
An exhibition and artist talk exploring the inspiration, ideas and process behind Michael Brennand-Wood’s public commission for Anglia House, the new student accommodation on corner of Newmarket Road and River Lane will take place at Cambridge Museum of Technology from Friday, 4th January 2019 to Thursday, 10th January 2019.
Brennand-Wood’s commission, ‘Pictographic’ comprises two large corten steel panels facing River Lane. The imagery on the panels is derived from local references that the artist has sampled visually. These include references to the Cambridge Museum of Technology, local street names, books, garage and bike parts.
The commission has been designed in layers with the initial imagery derived from the flow of water. In the next layer, images of electrical and energy sources reference the generation of power and educational learning. These have been assembled into a flowing image that celebrates the richness of the area’s history.
The public art programme for the new student accommodation was developed by Commission Projects and commissioned by the Watkin Jones Group.