Wall of wishes

I really like this project by artist Gordon Young, ‘Wall of Wishes,’ created for Bristol Brunel Academy in 2007. Public yet intimate, simple yet moving; it provides a wonderful kind of imaginative ‘scaffolding’ for the school as a community.

Discovered via visual poetry, images & following description from Young’s site:

“All those involved in the school, from pupils and teachers to cooks, cleaners and builders were invited to dream up wishes which were then carved individually onto slabs of marble and installed floor to ceiling in the entrance atrium. Ranging from unashamed wishes for material objects to poignant emotional pleas this work harnesses the dreams and aspirations of the school and its community.”

I also enjoyed this paragraph from Young’s site: Gordon has a collaborative approach to working and has built up over the years strong and fruitful relationships with a diverse range of people from architects, landscape architects, graphic designers and engineers to foresters, cyclists, librarians, ornithologists, historians and code breakers.” It made me quite envious of his job. Sounds amazing! :o)