Community Portraits: One Mile East
Commissioned by Look Ahead Housing. sited Royal Mint Street, london 1999
steel laser cut panel inserts into new railings
funded by Rail Track who own the car park site.
The Face Railings feature portraits of 72 local people.
Hundreds of portraits were made by Stephen Johnson, Sonia Martin, Michelle Rowland and Julie Sassoon. These artists held portrait sittings at Mulberry School for Girls, Shapla Primary School, The Aldgate Hostel for Single Homeless People, Willis Corroon, Nat West Bank PLC, Spacia, Trowers and Hamlyn, Liverpool Street Station and on neighbouring Streets.
Oona King, the constituency MP for the area is also featured.
Hilary Cartmel worked with a selection of these portraits to make the steel panels for Royal Mint Street