House of Cards

House of Cards

David Shrigley

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David Shrigley - House of Cards

  • 2010
  • Wall painting
  • On display December 2010 to April 2013
  • Location: atmosphere ...exploring climate science, second floor Wellcome Wing

In 2010, David Shrigley was commissioned to create an artwork for our new gallery atmosphere ...exploring climate science, which offers fresh and exciting ways to make sense of the climate. Responding to the theme of ‘our changing climate’, Shrigley proposed a large-scale wall drawing called House of Cards which highlights the fragility of the interconnected system we live within. Shrigley says, ‘The metaphor I have used is quite a straightforward one: our atmosphere and environment are in very delicate balance; a balance that it could be disastrous for us to upset.’

David Shrigley’s work is the first in a series of commissions for atmosphere over the next five years.

About the artist

David Shrigley's (born 1968) drawings, animations, books and photographs suggest his own uniquely skewed perspective on the modern world. He has published over 35 books, had a weekly cartoon in the Guardian's 'Weekend' magazine and has created short films, animations and magazine illustrations.

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