These blocks are outside the South Bank Centre, London. I approached them from the far end so could not see their purpose at first. From that end looking toward where I took this photo from they are just different sized blocks suspended in the air. It all comes together if you look at it in the right way. This is part of the Festival of the World that is taking place at the South Bank Centre. The art work is called Perspective and was created by Trey Watkins and Cameron Brown. Cleverly, the words on display change from time as shown here and here.
This art work named “Hang on a minute lads, I’ve got a great idea” by sculptor Richard Wilson was installed on the De La Warr Pavilion as part of the Cultural Olympiad. This article in the Guardian explains the idea behind it.
The work was designedÂ to add something eyecatching and ‘British’ to the Olympic Torch procession that went through Bexhill. I don’t think it looks as good as the concept photograph that can be seen here, as the exposed girder detracts from the illusion somewhat. However I do like the way it teeters in the wind, and its good that a renown artist has displayed his work in this part of the world.
Click here to see some other views of the De La Warr Pavilion.