Where: Crypt of St Martins in the Fields church, balustrade of a lightwell at street level to the north side of the church
What: Cast metal lettering encircling the lightwell, the words are by Andrew Motion entitled ‘Poem’
Your stepping inwards from the air to earth
Winds round itself to meet the open sky
So vanishing becomes a second birth.
Fare well. Return. Fare well. Return again.
Here home and elsewhere share one mystery.
Here love and conscience sing the same refrain.
Here time leaps up. And strikes eternity.
Materials: Stainless steel
Artist: Tom Perkins; poet laureate Andrew Motion
- About Tom Perkins via the Calligraphy and Lettering Arts Society
- Photos of the project on Tom Perkins / Gaynor Goffe’s website
- About the project, via Modus Operandi, public art consultants