DLD College London has unveiled a monumental sculpture which has been installed to celebrate the successful opening of its new landmark, state-of-the-art college building. The inaugural kinetic hanging sculpture has been designed and created by DLD staff and students to produce a personal and stunning work of art to represent the core values of the college. The Art department put in over 150 hours of work to design the magnificent sculpture and the best of the Art students’ work was selected to become a key element of this stunning hanging sculpture.
The three-dimensional artwork is made from wooden letters spelling out DLD College London, overlaid with photographic prints of DLD Art students’ work on one side, and semi-abstracted letters spelling ‘Education’ designed by Art department staff on the reverse side. Hanging from the eye-catching atrium ceiling, it celebrates the creativity of staff and students. The atrium is the centrepiece of the College space, which can be viewed from many levels, and functions as the central hub of the College structure. Students, staff and guests can see the sculpture as they move around the college, as a constant expression of the talent and teamwork within DLD.
The Subject Leader for Art and Art Projects co-ordinator, Jonathan Parkhouse, led the project and has been with DLD College London for 14 years. He said: ‘It has been extremely rewarding to work for a college which values and respects Art as a valid subject, and recognises its ability to humanise and creatively enhance the college environment. This is as it should be in a major city that is widely recognised as one of the global centres for the arts and culture. I hope that this will be the first in a whole series of projects which showcase the very best of Art at DLD as we settle in to our new home.’