Art on grand scale could add soul to brick­work

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The artist Pablo Pi­casso said: “The pur­pose of art is wash­ing the dust of daily life off our souls.” The de­signs cre­ated for huge ar­eas of wall space on Peter­bor­ough build­ings fea­tured on pages 2&3 in this week’s pa­per might not be to ev­ery­one’s taste. Per­son­ally, I like the de­sign for coloured glass on Cres­cent Bridge but main­tain­ing such an in­stal­la­tion might prove more prob­lem­atic than ac­tu­ally cre­at­ing it. The pro­ject by arts group Pa­per Rhino will cul­mi­nate in a meet­ing in Novem­ber to look at the ideas. There are no im­me­di­ate plans to take any of them for­ward but let’s hope this pro­ject doesn’t end just at the de­sign stage. The con­cept should not be dis­missed, it’s a great idea... vast ar­eas of plain brick like that on the TK Maxx build­ing are some­what soul de­stroy­ing and crying out for a cre­ative treat­ment that will give them, and all of us, a bit of a lift.

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