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West Briton Feature July 2009

Chris-Billington Cornwall-abstract-artist July 16 2009 The-West-Briton




ANTONY GORMLEY’S THE FOURTH PLINTH, TRAFALGAR SQUARE……..

Well what an incredible experience that was. Thank you to all of my family and friends for your amazing support and for the very kind compliments that have been flooding in since I appeared on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth. A particular mention of thanks must go to the One & Other staff who were wonderful throughout the whole process.   Huge thanks of course to Antony Gormley as without his vision the event would not have happened.

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist arriving by hoist, Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth,Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist arriving by hoist, Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth,Trafalgar Square, London

 

I was watched from all parts of the globe and some of your comments have been very humbling indeed and I feel incredibly honoured by them. In response to the many requests to get some pictures out here are a few from my hour……

 

Chris Billington ~ Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square ~ London

Chris Billington ~ Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square ~ London

 

 Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington ~ Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square ~ The View From Here

Chris Billington ~ Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square ~ The View From Here

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square ~ Watching You Watching Me

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square ~ Watching You Watching Me

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Fans from around the world ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Fans from around the world ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Control Centre ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Control Centre ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, The Fountain

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, The Fountain

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, The Fountain

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, The Fountain

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, Nelson's Column

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square, Nelson’s Column

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Umbrellas, Trafalgar Square

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Umbrellas, Trafalgar Square

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Umbrellas, Trafalgar Square

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ Fourth Plinth Umbrellas, Trafalgar Square

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ The Spray Paint ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ The Spray Paint ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ St.Ives Sun, The Print ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ St.Ives Sun, The Print ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist ~ St.Ives Sun, The Print ~ Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist ~ St.Ives Sun, The Print ~ Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist, painting in the rain, Fourth Pinth, Trafalgar Square, London

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist, painting in the rain, Fourth Pinth, Trafalgar Square, London

 

London taxi's passing the plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

London taxi’s passing the plinth, Trafalgar Square, London

 

Fourth Plinth, the next participant arrives in the rain, Trafalgar Square, London

Fourth Plinth, the next participant arrives in the rain, Trafalgar Square, London

 

Chris Billington, Cornwall's modern artist, the paints on Antony Gormley's Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square

Chris Billington, Cornwall’s modern artist, the paints on Antony Gormley’s Fourth Plinth, Trafalgar Square


Once again, thank you to Antony Gormley and the team at One and Other and Sky Arts for enabling me to participate in such an exciting project.

As with all other images uploaded to my news page these are a good resolution, simply click to enlarge.

I would also like to thank everyone who has “clicked” the LIKE THIS POST against my entries on my One & Other blog page http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/billingtonart/blog

It took me a few attempts at entering some info before I realised that there was a character limit on my posts, hence the abrupt ending of the first few, nonetheless I have had some good feedback from people who liked my “Anything Is Possible” motto, and the fact that I didn’t spend all of my time on my mobile phone.

Finally, if you missed me on the plinth, or want to view it again, here is a link to the stream, sometimes it can be slow to load, or stall depending on the demand on the servers I would presume.
http://www.oneandother.co.uk/participants/billingtonart




ONE & OTHER , THE FOURTH PLINTH

I am delighted that I have recently been selected to participate in Antony Gormley’s living sculpture, One & Other, which is taking place on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

I have been allocated a mid afternoon slot on the 21st July, 14.00-15.00 hrs which suits me perfectly.

Not too sure what I will be doing yet, perhaps I will simply stand there and take in the experience for an hour.




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