La flèche de Notre-Dame de Paris
Medium: Lasercut timber
Exhibited: Royal West of England Academy of Art, Fire: Flashes to Ashes 2019.
Scale maquette of the spire of Notre-Dame, which was destroyed by fire on 15 April 2019. This piece has been accurately designed using Viollet-le-Duc’s original spire drawings, 3D scan data, high-res photos and the original carpenter’s model of the beam structure. The artist made this piece as a research exercise so that architects can study ‘what was lost’ before they try and attempt to design a new spire for Notre-Dame in President Macron’s upcoming international design competition.
Featured in the entrance foyer of the Royal West Academy of Art to coincide with a new major exhibition charting the history of fire in British art from 1692 - 2019.
Other artists included in the exhibition include:
Roger Ackling, William Bankes Fortescue RWA RBA, Wilhelmina Barns-Graham CBE RWA Hon, Siân Bowen, Sophie Clements, John Cleveley the Elder, John Robert Cozens, John Collier OBE RP ROI, Mat Collishaw, Stephen Cripps, Jeremy Deller, Toni Davey RWA, Michael Faraday, Stanhope Alexander Forbes RA RWA, Douglas Gordon, Ralph Hedley RBA, Susan Hiller, David Inshaw RWA, John Latham, Aoife van Linden Tol, John Martin, Anthony McCall, Nadège Mériau, John Minton, Catherine Morland, David Nash RA, John Nash CBE RA, Rachael Nee RWA, Cornelia Parker OBE RA, Sarah Pickering, James Pimperton, John Piper CH, James Baker Pyne RBA, Eric Ravilious, Claude Rogers OBE RWA, Aura Satz, Godfried Schalcken, Samuel Scott, Rolinda Sharples RBA Hon, Tim Shaw RA RWA Hon, Stanley Spencer CBE RA, Emma Stibbon RA RWA, Marianne Stokes, Graham Sutherland OM, J. M. W. Turner RA, Karl Weschke, Joseph Wright of Derby ARA.