In June 2011 I completed this wall drawing in response to a commission from Imperial College Healthcare Charity

for Charing Cross Hospital in Hammersmith, London.  It is a thirty metre long work on three connecting walls in acrylic painted directly on the walls.


I decided to put my concept for Wall Drawing 2 to the test by reconfiguring it for walls of different dimensions.  As it turned out, although the walls were of a larger dimension, their proportions were very similar.  The main difference was that there was an opportunity to incorporate a third smaller wall between the two long walls and these three walls wrapped around the outside of a block rather than facing inwards towards each other.


Whereas in Wall Drawing 2 the two walls were always seen together, in Wall Drawing 3 each wall could be viewed separately or the middle wall with one of the other two walls but the three walls could never be seen at one time.  Thus, the centre wall became a kind of key that informed the viewer what would be found around the corner.



Completed 28 Jun 2011

Painted by: Paul Huxley, Nelson Huxley and Emelie Salford

Working model, card with ink on paper

5 x 21½ x 6½ inches (12.7 x 54.6  x  16.5 cm)

Installation in progress

11 x 38 ft (3.4 x 11.6 m)

Installation in progress

11 x 13 ft (3.4 x 4 m)

Installation in progress

11 x 38 ft (3.4 x 11.6 m)

Acrylic and emulsion

11 x 13 ft (3.4 x 4 m) and 11 x 38 ft (3.4 x 11.6 m)

Acrylic and emulsion

11 x 13 ft (3.4 x 4 m)

Acrylic and emulsion

11 x 38 ft (3.4 x 11.6 m) and 11 x 13 ft (3.4 x 4 m)

Acrylic and emulsion

11 x 38 ft (3.4 x 11.6 m)

2011 - Wall Drawing 3