Scaffolding, plastic sheeting, paint, building and workers.
Commissioned by Amelia Beavis Harrison for A Working Title.
In the city of Lincoln, scaffolding regularly covers old stones and new buildings, like cocoons giving the city a new identity. Under the layers of metal and seemingly floating mesh, imagination can only guess what is disappearing and what is being created underneath.
In her commission for A Working Title, Laurence Payot used this moment of interlude, of transition between two phases to give a building a new poetic meaning. By placing an image over a facade of scaffolding, she asked us to consider what may have been there once, what the city could become, or what it may never be.
As the builders walk in and out of the building, they enter the mysterious world of the painting.