One of the best things about London is its place in the art world. As well as being home to some of the world’s top art galleries, it is also a magnet to artists, with many taking their creations to the streets of the capital.
For three weeks in October, London-based artist Alex Chinneck’s installation Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder is on show in Covent Garden. I went to visit it the day it opened and have also passed by several times since.
The installation is designed to look like a piece of the iconic Covent Garden market hall, but it’s as if a piece of the building has broken free and is levitating in mid-air.
- Take My Lightning But Don’t Steal My Thunder runs at Covent Garden Piazza from 2 – 24 October 2014. Open 24 hours. Nearest tube: Covent Garden. For more information on Alex Chinneck, visit his official website.