Erasing Bricks

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The work takes Joseph Gandy's painting of Bank of England in ruins as the starting point. The painting was made for the architect John Soane prior to the completion of the depicted building and illustrates the un-making of something that’s still being made. It’s about what's beyond the realisation of an idea but it also evokes a sense of another kind of achievement; not being there now doesn't mean it never served its purpose. Erasing Bricks makes this slow and grand vanishing act relatable to something ordinary and familiar.