St James

St James Park, London


Commissioned for a private home in 2016, completed 2019. The brief was for a mosaic floor, but developed via Clarke's ideology of Gesamtkunstwerk, or total art, into a scheme for an entrance hall conceived as an artwork and environment in itself, with his metalwork, stained glass, paintings, mosaic and ceramics pulling the space and adjoining rooms into a linked whole. On an external patio, a major mosaic work of Clarke's is installed: the 2010 Castlemaine House Mosaic, which was executed for the patrons at a previous location. When they moved to their new home, they had the mosaic surveyed and removed by a team of mosaicists and conservators, and reinstalled at St James.