The Grant Museum of Zoology
Rockefeller Building, University College London, 21 University Street, WC1E 6DE
020 3108 2052
21-Jul-15 to 21-Jul-20
"Viewpoint" by Sara Cameron
Artist Sarah Cameron from the UCL Slade School of Fine Art was commissioned to develop a huge mural for the Grant Museum's foyer. What she came up with was a trompe l'oeil of a museum cabinet filled with our objects.
The painting has been made so that from the angle and height of the artist's eye, the solid wall looks like a three dimensional cabinet, enticing the viewer – in a quest to align and distort the illusion – to a position of questioning.
The shifting perspective is indicative of the individual nature of peoples' experiences of the collection. This runs parallel to the Museum's perceived role: the pursuit of taxonomic investigation. The collection is modified according to its viewer.
The painting was made without the use of digital aids, grids or formulae.
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