Colourblock Cranes

Morag Myerscough

Morag Myerscough has created series of vibrant colourways for cranes used construction on sites overlooking the river Thames, animating the Greenwich Peninsula skyline. The multi- coloured cranes will frame the construction of Upper Riverside, designed by SOM.

‘My days are consumed by thinking about colour, I have spent over two years speaking only in colour in my tweets. When I travel I collect images of temporary building site scaffold structures and for many years I have been fascinated by cranes. So to be asked to colour a group of cranes just came at the perfect time. Cranes are so skeletal standing elegantly, moving and sometimes even dancing round in the sky. The sky continually changes colour and the cranes respond to the changes, I can see a yellow crane from my living room, yesterday the sky was stormy and the light was quite eerie and the crane just glowed. I often use a series of four colours in my work to represent the sun and I like the idea, the first two cranes form the sun and the colours of the other cranes with respond to this hot colour palette.’

– Morag Myerscough

Morag Myerscough continues to wield her colour wand across the Greenwich Peninsula skies adding 4 more colourblock cranes to Upper Riverside. This time Morag experiments with vibrant oranges, pure reds and baby pinks to complete the scheme. Take the Emirates Air Line from North Greenwich or Docklands Light Railway via Canning town for extra special views of the cranes.