Big Dipper, 2012
Joby Williamson is an artist whose work takes delight in the transformation of objects from commonplace familiarity into intriguing artworks. In this, his first permanent public commission in the UK, Williamson works with neon to create a playful take on traditional bunting.
Big Dipper is a site specific artwork that refers to the magic of fairground rides and star-gazing. Neon flags of bunting appear to blow along the corridor, introducing a human and celebratory quality to the space.
Joby Williamson (born 1972) lives and works in East London. He studied Fine Art at Manchester Metropolitan University and Printmaking at the Royal College of Art. His work has been shown in London and internationally.