Below is Our final proposal that we sent along with all our research to the client for shortlisting.
Our idea is to create a sphere around 1.5 metres in height, made of clear acrylic. This will represent ‘the world’ of QBE, this will then encase 38 smaller spheres, each one representing a country in which QBE has offices. Each of the smaller spheres will then contain an air plant.
The reason that we wanted to work with plants is because of their growth, this will echo the growth of QBE as a large company, an element that we were keen to include in our piece. We also feel that the organic shape of the piece and the plants will juxtapose the straight lines and interior of the new foyer perfectly.
This was also some of the visuals that we sent to the client, including how we would imagine the instillation to fit into the space itself. We are imagining the whole sphere to be on the floor where the viewer can see the object from all sides.