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The Tube map goes wild

Posted at 8:30 am, June 22, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Transport
Claire Brewster From a time when everything seemed possible 2011 photograph by Paul Minyo

It’s easy to forget how green and beautiful some parts of London can be especially when looking at a stark white map with a few colourful squiggles. The map of the London Underground is possibly the most viewed image of our city but it can often appear a tad cold, mechanical and quite daunting. Artist, Claire Brewster, was commissioned by the London Transport Museum to create a piece of art and was given a pile of old tube maps. Within the pile, a trend started to emerge: the year 1987. By coincidence, 1987 was the year in which Claire moved to London for university and started to explore her new home. Inspired by the fact that flowers and plants ‘take over the city when humans aren’t looking’, Claire created this intricate piece now displayed at the Mind the Gap exhibition. Carly-Ann Clements

For info, see Mind the Map.

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