New Sculpture for London’s Olympic Park

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Plans for a permanent new sculpture in London’s Olympic Park were revealed last week.

The sculpture consists of three 9-metre tall letters, spelling out the word “RUN”, made of glass and stainless steel.

Designed by the internationally-renowned artist Monica Bonvicini, the letters will produce a mirrored effect that’ll change depending on the light and time of the day.

  • During daylight, the letters will act as a mirror for visitors and their surroundings
  • At night, the letters will become more transparent and glow with internal LED lighting

Sarah Weir, Head of Art and Cultural Strategy at the Olympic Delivery Authority, said, “We wanted to commission a new and innovative piece of public art that would animate the plaza and be fitting for both the Games and the legacy of the Park.

“A number of renowned artists were shortlisted for this commission but Monica’s proposal was chosen by an independent and expert panel because it fulfilled all the ambitions for this key location within the Olympic Park. The sculpture is unique and ambitious but will be relevant and fitting – we hope it will help illuminate this part of the Olympic Park for many years to come.”

The sculpture will be constructed on the plaza of the Handball Arena in the Olympic Park.

London’s got plenty of outdoor sculpture for you to hunt out and enjoy. Here’s our guide to London’s Street Art to get you started.