to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and the Oylmpics...and it has the royal seal of approval
At first sight it looks as if a graffiti artist has been let loose on Buckingham Palace but this art project has the royal seal of approval.
But have no fear, this is a projected montage to help celebrate the Diamond Jubilee and Olympics.
The images, which feature a giant portrait of the Queen, are made up of 200,000 small self-portraits by children. They will be displayed on the front of the palace tonight and tomorrow night.
The Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts is behind the Face Britain project, which celebrates young people. Public opinion has yet to be tested on the merits of the installation. But Jeremy Newton, chief executive of the foundation, said it had the Queen's approval.
'I'm delighted to say she loved the idea and loves the imagery,' he said. Children aged four to 16 were asked to produce their own self-portraits using drawing, textiles, 3D, painting, graphics, and photography.
The self-portraits will be simultaneously projected on big screens in 18 locations across the UK, as well as some train stations and shopping centres.
Source: Daily Mail