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The Garden of Floating Words

Elisa Artesero2017

City of London Corporation

City of London Corporation
London, United Kingdom

‘The Garden of Floating Words’ is a neon poem that appears to be floating in the darkness from within the foliage of the garden planter. During the daytime, the words are revealed to be on tall rectangular clear acrylic stands, their structure echoing the tall glass buildings surrounding the garden space, but at night the words alone become the main feature. Using neon, a light source traditionally associated with the city, Artesero creates something ephemeral to make a space for quiet contemplation within the busy complex.
(The work was first commissioned by Canary Wharf Group for the Winter Lights Festival 2017).

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