One Four Seven, 2010
This wall drawing was made in dialogue with a work already in situ by the British artist Cedric Christie (b.1962) which uses snooker balls to create an abstract wall-based sculpture. It takes snooker as subject, and more specifically the maximum break which is the highest score possible in a single frame, achieved by potting all 15 reds with 15 blacks for 120 points, then all six colours, totalling 147. The idea of creating the maximum possible out of a given set of boundaries parallels the challenge to developers and architects when planning a building. The fixed limits of the building’s walls are akin to the parameters of the snooker table: there are planning constraints just as there are rules to the game. The line painted around the space responded to the changing angles of the building by changing colour in accordance with the potting order in snooker required to make 147.