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.


Goldfinch on Antonin Artaud (2019)

Yellowhammer on Quad North and Linnet on The Lecture Centre

Whitethroat on Tower D

Kestrel on the Library (2019)

Greenfinch on Heinz Wolf (2019)

Mistle Thrush on Tower A

Greenfinch on Heinz Wolf (2019)

Eleven windsocks for Brunel, cutting pattern

Eleven windsocks for Brunel, rooftop pole attachment

Accompanying photo-book publication and observers guide

Accompanying photo-book publication printing process

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.

The project includes an illustrated publication which was available on campus during the works installation, and remains available as a record of the work.


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