Zaha Hadid's Head Floating In Clerkenwell

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Zaha Hadid's Head Floating In Clerkenwell
A scrambled mess of face.
A scrambled mess of face.
The pieces align.
The pieces align.
Seen from Goswell Road.
Seen from Goswell Road.

Walk along Goswell Road close to the junction of Clerkenwell Road, and you might spot various bits of face fixed to a car-park wall. Now look at the pavement, and you should spy an X-marks-the-spot 'stand here' notice painted onto the pavement. If you do as it says, you'll find that the facial features have magically aligned to reveal the countenance of Dame Zaha Hadid, architect of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre, whose design studio is nearby. The famous architect glares down on Great Sutton Street like a slightly creepy version of Holly from Red Dwarf.

The illusion-sculpture is the work of Greg Shapter, who previously created a similar multi-layered curiosity of architect Peter Murray, now round the corner facing towards Clerkenwell. The Hadid piece was created for Frieze London Art Fair and is now appended to the 'Domus Tiles Art Wall'.

Images courtesy of Domus, except number 4, which is by the author.

Last Updated 08 November 2013