Timorous Beasties


Wellcome Trust Window

Client : Wellcome Trust

Date : October 2005

Designed to highlight the benefits of work supported by the Wellcome Trust, the Timorous Beasties window display was installed in 2005. Familiar Paisley and Argyle Pattern was adapted and morphed into surface repeats of bacteria, parasites and interlocking syringes for lampshades; when illuminated at night, images hidden in daytime appeared on the lampshade surface. The backdrop was created using Nottingham Lace, inspired by the first line of defence against malaria, the mosquito net, delicately interwoven with pattern repeats of mosquitoes and microscopes.