Art In The Park: Clare Woods, Brick Fields and Carpenters Curve

At its core, art is aesthetic. It is meant to look good. So one of my favourite uses of art is to make the mundane more attractive. (View Large)

And, as grand as some of the structures in the Olympic park are, there has to be some mundane. Given that the whole area was a wasteland 8 years ago, one of the essential additions in order to host the greatest show on earth is an electricity sub-station. Now that’s pretty mundane.

Which is why I’m grateful for Clare Woods and her tiled artwork surrounding the utility building. 80,000 painted tiles cover the structure to represent what the park looked before it was transformed, with browns and dull greens contrasting with bright oranges to bring a touch of panache and brighten up an otherwise rather boring part of the park.