spotted on 10 May 2012
British artist Simon Faithfull created a work which tells the story of an epic journey, from Liverpool, UK, to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, through 181 drawings. He made this four week journey by container ship, train and ferry in the summer of 2008.
Once in Nova Scotia, Simon made printed cards of each of his drawings and posted them to 181 random addresses in the Liverpool phone directory, inscribing each with the words, “Wish you were here.”
Simon recorded scenes from his 3,000 miles voyage drawing directly using his Palm Pilot, a hand held digital device.
The 181 digital drawings have now been sandblasted into the stone pavings and etched into the glass arches at the entrance to Lime Street Station as a permanent artwork for Liverpool. Each drawing is given latitude-longitude coordinates inscribed beneath it in the corner of the glass or stone.