Londonist Underground: A Wall Of Train Tickets

Continuing our series of original art and photography capturing aspects of subterranean London.

Today’s Londonist Underground image is a bit of a cheat. It’s not underground at all, but is installed in Paddington mainline station. But Power to the People, created by art collective Acrylicize for The Office Group’s main meeting space on Platform 1, is impressive enough that we couldn’t resist sharing it here.

It’s made up from 2,500 genuine train tickets each terminating at Paddington and collected in the space of one afternoon. The tickets radiate out to form the impression of a power button.

Sadly, it’s not readily accessible to the public, but we’re pleased to be able to share the piece with Londonist readers courtesy of these photos by Chris Lack.

We’re still looking for further entries for the Londonist Underground series. All you need to do is imagine something — anything — beneath London, and create some kind of image (painting, drawing, collage, sculpture, photograph…) to share your idea. The image could be fictional or fact-based — from a Womble rave party, to the Shard’s iceberg depths. So long as it’s underneath London or on a related theme, we want to see it. Send entries to matt@londonist.com as soon as possible (no deadline, but we’re hoping to organise an exhibition soon).

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  • HHGeek

    Wonder if it’ll be viewable during Open House w/e?