Giant mosaic of Queen Elizabeth II lands at Gatwick Airport

Gatwick art

What’s in a face? Well, in the case of “The People’s Monarch” mosaic photo at London’s Gatwick Airport, 5,500 photos of people from nearby communities.

The work – which is size of a double-decker bus – was created by artist Helen Marshall and depicts Queen Elizabeth II at the time of her coronation in 1953 and at her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The photos that make up the larger image were sent in by BBC viewers and listeners.

Here’s a short video about the mosaic and about some of the people whose photographs are in the larger image, which was in several other places in London before landing at Gatwick.

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