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This image was taken in the towering Turbine Hall of Tate Modern. Tate Modern was originally Bankside Power Station, designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. He also designed Battersea Power Station (famously featured on a Pink Floyd album cover) and the iconic Red Telephone Box. Tate Modern is one of the largest museums of modern and contemporary art in the world and opened in 2000.
I was in Tate Modern to see the exhibition ‘Soul of a Nation‘. A superb exhibition that shines a bright light on the vital contribution that Black artists made to a dramatic period in American art and history (post 1963).
I always spend time in the Turbine Hall. People congregate there and I ‘people watch’. On this occasion I was struck by light pouring through the high windows casting long shadows and highlights down the walls. At one end there is a projecting box-like structure protruding into space high above the floor – an office I suspect. I’ve never before paid much attention to it before but as I wandered around I looked up and saw a figure looking out and down. And I took this image. Was I the object of his gaze? Did our eyes meet? Maybe not but the image suggests the title.