’20th Century’, Michael Samuels

‘20th Century’ was a site specific commission by Michael Samuels for a new multi tenanted office building at BAA Gatwick, open 24/7, designed to help sustain the continued growth of the airport. Samuels re-purposed passenger flight information boards with a comprehensive scrolling list of 20th century influential figures across politics, sports, arts and science. The work defined a sense of place and offered cultural appreciation as a new experience.

We commissioned ’20th Century’ as part of the BAA Art Programme in 1998.

‘Wish’, Nigel Ellis

HS Projects was appointed by Gazeley Properties to deliver a section 106 public art commission to act as a marker for their new business park in Crayford, Kent.

In close collaboration with the developers, architects Higgs Young and Bexley Council we developed the project and artist brief for a site specific, low maintenance, robust sculpture that retained highway visibility.

Following a selection process, Nigel Ellis was commissioned for his response to the physicality of the site and the business of Optima Park, a business and warehouse distribution park. The simplicity and uncluttered clean lines of ‘Wish’, Ellis’s 4 meter high, powder coated steel sculpture, relates well to the architecture and functionality of the site.

HS Projects commissioned ‘Wish’ on behalf of Gazeley Properties for Optima Park, Crayford, Kent in 2004.

‘Objects Flown I – IV’, Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor’s works are impactful and visually monumental in that their physical presence is assimilated immediately, the detail and internal relationships acting on and confirming the first understanding.

‘Objects Flown I – IV’ were installed on the route to the lounges at Heathrow Terminal 2 departures and were made from plastered impressions of actual lost and unreclaimed property at the airport. These gold-leaf embossed works became icons of remembrance to the abandoned items and lives of their former owners.

We commissioned ‘Objects Flown I – IV’ as part of the BAA Art Programme in 1996. The works were installed at Terminal 2 Pier 2 Corridor until 2016.