Full Stops

by Fiona Banner (2004)

Location: In all, there are five Full Stops positioned around the public plaza on the London Bridge City riverfront, between HMS BelfastThe Scoop and the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright.

Fiona Banner’s glistening black and bold Full Stops are all cast in bronze and coated in shiny black paint – the same as used on London Taxis – giving a highly reflective surface that mirrors the surrounding buildings and reflects light and water. There are five separate Full Stops, each an accurate 3D, vastly enlarged version of a full stop from a variety of commonly used typefaces, which lend their names to each sculpture – Slipstream, Optical, Courier, Klang and Nuptail.

Sculpture project initiated by More London Estates (now London Bridge City), with support from the Pool of London Partnership and Arts & Business new Partners.

Fiona Banner

Fiona Banner, aka The Vanity Press – in 2009 she issued herself an ISBN number and registered herself as a publication – is a British artist who lives and works in London. Her work encompasses sculpture, drawing, installation, performance and text. She is well known for her early works in the form of ‘wordscapes’ or ‘still films’ that retell in her own words entire feature films or sequences of events from Hollywood war films. Humour, conflict and language are at the core of her work, which has been exhibited in prominent international venues such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York and Hayward Gallery, London.

Fiona Banner was shortlisted for the Turner Prize in 2002 and is the Royal Academy’s Professor of Perspective.