eleven windsocks for Brunel drew on the site’s aviation context and history. Installed atop the original 1960’s campus buildings from Sep 2019 – Mar 2020, the work considered Brunel’s close proximity to Heathrow, the world’s second busiest airport.
Coy designed the five-strip windsocks to comply with standard FAA aviation specifications, used by pilots to determine wind direction and speed. His modest alteration to the two-colour design standard has been to change the palette to reflect the plumage of birds found in and around Heathrow Airport and the Brunel University Campus.
Coy produced an accompanying publication and observers guide to the work that was available on campus during the works installation, and remains as a record of the work.