Liverpool to Liverpool

Lime Street Station, sandblasted York-stone and glass, 2010

A permanent artwork for the city of Liverpool, England. 181 drawings were made on a month’s journey from Liverpool (UK) to another Liverpool on the coast of Nova Scotia, in Canada. Traveling by container-ship across the Atlantic, and then by train and bus, the goal was to trace some of the trade routes that created this city of empire. All 181 drawings made on the journey were then sandblasted into the York paving-stones and plate-glass of a new public space at the heart of Liverpool, England. As well as this permanent installation, the drawings and writing from this journey are also collected into a book published by Liverpool University Press.