Project Title Burnham on Crouch Primary School Capital Build Project. East elevation.
Client Burnham on Crouch Primary School and Essex County Council
Location Burnham on Crouch Primary School, Essex
Medium Toughened safety glass and fired enamels
Date 2011
Size 4x3 M

Pearman was selected as the artist and consultant for a Capital Build Programme for Burnham on Crouch Primary School. His input involved integrating artwork into the redesign of the school, including an architectural glass application to the new assembly hall main glazing. Pearman developed a series of artworks that investigates our relationship toward the built environment.
How do we perceive the architecture that surrounds us? How might we (as an architect or an artist might), represent the built environment on a flat two-dimensional surface? What simple and effective illusions can we employ in order to give shapes volume, depth and perspective? By employing the above themes and the mechanics of a simple ‘sliding puzzle’, Tom has attempted to answer these questions by a glass artwork puzzle that perhaps asks questions itself. In education, aren’t the right questions more important than the right answers…?

Tom conducted a series of model making sessions with the school children exploring rules of perspective and how these can be adopted to create the illusion of depth.