A glance by any other street would look as sweet
Medium: Ink and watercolour on layered handmade cotton paper
Exhibited & Auctioned:
German Gymnasium, London
Karl felt blessed that his 10x10 square featured a prominent view of St Paul’s (one of his favourite buildings).Drawn on recycled cotton rag on the junction between Watling Street and Bread Street and cut and layered together in the maternity ward of East Surrey Hospital, Karl chose to sketch Christopher Wren’s famous dome as all other surrounding buildings paled in comparison.
The one-off '2D thick' sketch of St Paul's Cathedral was exhibited and auctioned at the German Gymnasium in King's Cross for the 10x10 charity event hosted by Article 25 on 1st December 2011. 100 drawings by prominent architects and artists formed a unique showcase of British architectural heritage. All proceeds were in aid of built environment charity Article 25 and will raise crucial funds to allow improvement to the built environment in developing countries.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson endorsed the event, saying: “Article 25's work to design and build shelter for people affected by natural disasters is a very welcome initiative. This latest project is a fascinating idea with some of the biggest names in architecture creating a unique snapshot of London’s landscape. I hope its focus on the City of London will encourage those working there to dig deep to raise as much money as possible in support of hard hit communities around the world.”
Other participants included Norman Foster, Kevin McCloud, Jack Pringle, Will Alsop, Norman Ackroyd and Ian Ritchie.