Project Title winter garden primary school capital build project window
Client Essex County council
Location Canvey Island, Essex
Medium Machined industrial plastic, screen printed toughened glass
Date 2011
Size approx. 1.4×1.4 M

For a Capital Build Project for Winter Garden Primary School the artworks explore a sense of an opening, doorway or journey to another world, place or culture. This is to be represented by the introduction of artworks that take on the appearance of a false door or window. These artworks reflect a theme that is found in children’s literature in books by C S Lewis and Lewis Carol, for example. The theme of travelling somewhere in one’s imagination is a fun and exciting, is part of the creative process, and is a process that children employ throughout the day as part of their learning, problem solving and playing.


The window is of the same size and style as the existing school windows. The glass of the window contains imagery relating to an imaginary landscape, which was designed by the school children through creative workshop sessions. The imagery is applied to the glass using a modern process of stained glass.