The marble lobby at One Canada Square has been transformed by a series of gigantic photographs for exhibition Big Landscapes.
A sweeping desert scene dominates the wall above one reception desk, while a towering tree stretches above the staircase down to Cabot Place.
The images are the result of a collaboration between artists Fionnuala Boyd and Leslie Evans , who have worked together since 1968 creating large scale work as painters, only using photos for reference.
But for their latest collection they’ve used digital cameras to achieve their grand vision without the need for oil on canvas.
The images in Canary Wharf were created over a 12-year period as their reaction to the magnitude of the landscapes in the United States, which they first visited in 1977.
Visitors can see the geology of the deserts of south-western America, a temperate rainforest in western Washington State and a massive English beech tree discovered while walking in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire.
Fionnuala, from Welwyn Garden City and Leslie, from St Albans said in a joint statement: “We never know where we are going on an artistic journey.
“Quite simply, these works led us to a way of working we had not considered because the picture would not fit into a viewfinder.”
Ann Elliott who curated the exhibition for Canary Wharf Group said working with the duo had been rewarding and created “new possibilities of artistic expression” for the estate.
She will give a tour of the exhibition with Fionnuala Boyd and Leslie Evans on Tuesday, August 23, from 6.30pm.
The tour is free but places must be reserved via email@example.com
Until September 2, free, One Canada Square
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