Clouds Over Blackfriars Station

Patrick, Age 17

  • Painting
  • Oil paint on canvas
  • 841(w) 1189(h) 20(d) mm

This surreal painting is of some of the offices over Blackfriars station. The subtle reflection of the clouds makes it seem in harmony with nature and the dramatic, imaginary skyscape above it. I was intrigued by biomimetic architecture and thought this concept is applicable to virtual images seen in the reflection of glass window. Despite being a simple, everyday structure, I think this scene encompasses the idea of sustainable architecture and how it should serve the powerful natural world and revere it.