Palmyra Unbuilt, Syria
Medium: Enamelled Plastic Figures
Limited Edition of 15
Royal Academy of Arts, London
Royal West Academy, Bristol
One of Karl's current projects at Ian Ritchie Architects is the masterplan for the Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site in London. Working on site and falling in love with the buildings by Wren and Hawksmoor got him thinking about all the UNESCO world heritage sites he has not yet visited in the world.
"one day I would love to see them all"
Sadly, one such UNESCO site in Syria was largely destroyed during the current civil war; 2000 years of history just swept away.
"It's another one of those occasions where I struggle to vocalise how it makes me feel... so I made something"
Remembering the destroyed Temple of Baal at the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Syria. The piece is hand-made from 3000 1:100 scale architectural figures.
Karl also exhibited another piece in the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition 2016. Click the below link for more information.