The Shard's concrete core began appearing above the surrounding roofline in 2010. Sprouting cranes like lobster claws it was a fascinating thing to watch. Walking by it daily on the way to my studio in Waterloo I decided to record its construction in drawings, paintings and moving image.
The Shard 2011-13 (diptych), Enamel on canvas, 230 x 230 cms
Four drawings made on an iPad in 2011, north, south, east and west of the Shard
The Shard from Railway Approach 2011, oil on canvas 100x50cms
The Shard, Feb-March 2011, oil on canvas 40 x 30 & 30 x 30 cms
Shard from North & West, oil on canvas 2012, each 20 x 20 cms