Extremely large in scale, Wunderwalls comprise thousands of carefully selected and placed images taken from an archive now in excess of 330,000 photographs. Linked by theme, place, colour, line et al, viewers can meander from one image to another along their own chosen path. Wunderwalls are never repeated; each one is unique, strictly one-off and designed for a particular space.
Each Wunderwall starts off with an initial idea and image in mind. With 1,400 odd images, the first Wunderwall was called The Bucket was on the Move and was underpinned by consumerism. The second, more than doubling in size with 3,200 plus images, There are too Many Things in the Cupboard tackled futility. The third was created at the end of a residency in Dordrecht in the Netherlands and took contemporary Holland as its theme. It was inspired by a chance sighting of a man walking along a cold street with a stuffed giraffe peeping out the top of his backpack, hence the Dutch title De Giraffe Reisde in een Rugzak (The Giraffe Travelled in a Backpack). It took the form of two traditional canal houses soaring 6.5 metres high. The most recent was That’s just a Nun with a bag of Oranges. It was shown at Peri in Turku, the city where the idea spawned just after completing the Fiskars Village Artist in Residency.