Paul Cocksedge has designed a translucent installation that celebrates Britain and Turkey’s historical connections, trade and culture. Palette was created as the centrepiece installation for the inaugural GREAT Festival of Creativity, which recently took place in Istanbul.
Palette is composed of translucent circles of varying sizes, and uses the colour ratios of each of the national flags of the two countries as its starting points. Paul Cocksedge used the colours of each flag at either end, and gradually dissolved them till they meet in the center of the installation, to create a unique chromatic blend. The new colour, born from the union of the two flags, symbolizes the collaboration of creativity between Turkey and the UK.
What I enjoy about Palette is the way it only comes to life in this setting, when the transparency of the material re-defines and celebrates the landscape beyond it: the trees and plants, the sea, the sky… on its own it is not complete.
The GREAT Festivals are a dynamic celebration of creativity in business, and the start of a new dialogue between global enterprises by providing the opportunity to get a deeper understanding of how creativity, from Britain and beyond, is playing a crucial role in global business growth. The first of three GREAT Festivals, Istanbul offered an exclusive view of all that’s best in fashion, design, luxury, technology, education, food, drink and above all creativity.
*All images and information courtesy of Paul Cocksedge.