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Artist Alan Flood visits Horsforth School
10:00am Friday 25th November 2011 in Schools
His work is to be seen in London, Singapore and the Palaces of The Republic, Kazakhstan. But for two days this month, Alan Flood was artist in residence at Horsforth School.
The artist, who has built an international reputation for himself, asked to use the school hall to complete a 42ft-long abstract painting based on China.
Because of the size of the work – commissioned by the North Sea Chinese Restaurant in Pudsey – Alan had not previously been able to see the whole piece during its development.
A spokesman for the school said art department staff were thrilled to be approached by the artist with a request to use the hall.
During his two days in residence, Alan spent time talking to students and staff about art, philosophy, religion and history.
Alan, who works from his studio in Horsforth as well as from studios and sites across Europe, said: “It's exciting to be physically creating a piece of work within the community – there is a performance element in painting so I relish the idea of being out of the cloister of my studio.”