EVA ROTHSCHILD SCULPTURE – MY WORLD AND YOUR WORLD
Head to the top of Lewis Cubitt Park just behind Coal Drops Yard and you’ll find this new sculpture by artist Eva Rothschild.
My World and Your World is crafted out of steel and stands at a colossal 16 metres tall.
The sculpture descends from a single point, diverging into branches which sink into the ground. The shape is inspired by the natural world – it could be the branches of an inverted tree, a river basin, a lightning bolt, a giant spider.
The entire artwork is painted in bold stripes using the artist’s distinctive palette of black, purple, pink, orange, green, and red. The stripes confuse the eye, seeming to split the solid structure into parts.
My World and Your World is the artist’s first permanent commission in London, and the first permanent artwork at King’s Cross. Rothschild describes the piece as a ‘social sculpture’, an invitation to explore the park, and a place at which to meet friends, have a play or a picnic.
‘We lie down beneath the tangle of steel branches and the city belongs to us. The sculpture allows us to carve out this new space for ourselves. We don’t just look, we are active within it.’ – Eva Rothschild
My World and Your World is part of the art programme, The King’s Cross Project.