One of the great things about public art is the sense of the unexpected. You walk around a street corner and something startling appears – like this crudely fashioned configuration set against one of London’s most iconic buildings.
Rather imaginatively, I originally called this Blue Sculpture, only to discover subsequently that the colour is actually oyster blue.
The unlikely title of the piece is Garden Pouf by Austrian artist Franz West whose creations tend towards “fun and functionality”.
The name relates vaguely to a seating area at the base (not in the picture) where passers-by are invited take the weight off their feet for a few moments.