October 28, 2021

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Artist turns dull tube station roof into technicolour garden with trees and geometric shapes

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Artist turns tube station roof into technicolour garden&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspTwitter

Key Highlights

  • The 35-year-old artist has gone viral after turning a dull grey roof of a tube station in London into a technicolour garden.

  • The Temple tube station in London always had a very ordinary roof with nothing to attract photographers. But now, it has trees, bright colours, and geometric shapes for everyone to see and admire. It also has a line that reads: “No one can separate us.”

  • The artist took more than four years to complete the garden after having received the go-ahead from the Westminister Council.

Many artists, painters, and bosses may think it’s pointless to paint a roof of a public place because no one will actually see it.

But if they were to see Lakwena Maciver’s latest work in London. they might start to think that painted and designer roofs might not be such a bad idea.

The 35-year-old artist has gone viral after turning a dull grey roof of a tube station in London into a technicolour garden.

The Temple tube station in London always had a very ordinary roof with nothing to attract photographers. But now, it has trees, bright colours, and geometric shapes for everyone to see and admire. It also has a line that reads: “No one can separate us.”

According to Metro.co.uk, the artist took more than four years to complete the garden after having received the go-ahead from the Westminister Council.

The station is now likely to feature in a new arts festival.

Is it difficult to spot the rooftop? No. One can easily see it by simply walking up the stairs of the station. A person just needs to be above the street level to see the spectacular views of the Thames and the South Bank along with the technicolour garden.

The garden features a hut that has been modelled after the famous black cabbie shelters, the little green buildings cab drivers have frequented since 1875 for coffee, tea, and snacks.

Lakwena is a Ugandan British artist who lives in London. She has created artworks in Southbank Centre, Tate Britain, a juvenile detention centre in Arkansas and a monastery in Vienna reported Metro.co.uk.

“The concept of a temple, a place where heaven and earth meet, remains deeply relevant. They say that the Garden of Eden was the first temple. The story goes that we were cast out of the Garden, and ever since then we have been longing to find our way back,” she said.

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