Richard Wilson has been surprising the world with his visionary, site-specific installation art since the 1990s. His portfolio includes works such as 20:50, which used highly reflective sump oil to create visual illusions, and Turning the Place Over, which rotated an 8-meter diameter section of a building.
A piece designed to capture the drama of an air-show, now hangs in Terminal 2, Heathrow Airport. The sculpture is over 70 metres long, weighs 77 tonnes and captures the movement of air as it passes over the wings of a plane.
The sculpture was brought to life when twice world champion stunt pilot Paul Bonhomme recreated the pattern from the sculpture in an impressive show above Audley End Airfield in Saffron Walden.