Talk To Me
On 13th September we installed two 5.5m sculptures as part of designjunction in support of the charity Time to Change to encourage Londoners to talk about mental health
Londoners were joined by two giant figures, situated in King’s Boulevard, King’s Cross, reminding passers-by that through communication the weight so many of us carry can be reduced.
As visitors approached the breathing wooden sculptures, a sensor was triggered, and the figures voiced poignant and uplifting words. These conversations started to crack the ‘burden’ to release a glowing light. The series progressed from a standing figure, carrying the burden on its shoulders, to a figure resting against its burden, highlighting that while the burden may not be overtly visible it is often not far away.These words were written and recorded by notable poets, writers, actors and mental health ambassadors.
Talk to Me, is a hopeful piece, designed in Douglas Fir to convey a warmth and humanity in stark contrast to the strict cuboid shapes and ‘concrete’ blocks.
See more details, photos and film click here: Talk To Me