Public Art: I have great desire My desire is great
- Title of artwork: I have great desire, My desire is great (temporary commission)
- Material: Steel lettering
- Location: Madeira Drive
- Artists: Naoimh Looney
- Date: 2008
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'I have great desire. My desire is great' sits on the wall of Madeira Drive Promenade. With its steel-fabricated letters reflecting the sky, it faces out to the sea and all the passers-by on this busy stretch.
The artwork is an anonymous statement that stands to remind its viewers of their own desires and of desire as a 'great' force.
This art piece also reflects the city to which it belongs. Brighton's identity is largely shaped by its popularity as a holiday destination and by the energy of its mixed community. Brighton is defined by a diverse set of desires.
'I have great desire. My desire is great' is set to gradually rust and bend due to its seafront location. This slow weathering brings an extra dimension to the artwork that will become more and more absorbed in its surroundings as it ages.