Buckingham Palace was transformed into a huge projector screen last month, when visual artist, Ross Ashton, projected 32 animated mosaic portraits of HM The Queen onto the Royal palace.
The Face Britain project was the product of The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, and made it possible for some 200,000 children from across the country to have their faces projected onto the iconic landmark.
It was not the first time that Ashton converted the iconic London landmark into a projector screen. He first projected images onto the palace for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in 2002, but the current project marked the first time that the projections have been thrown onto the front of the building.
“I am hugely proud and absolutely delighted to be involved in this collaboration, and naturally it’s a great honour to work directly for the Prince’s Charities,” Ashton said. “There have been plenty of creative and technical challenges and it’s very satisfying to get the opportunity of pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground.”
The project saw the participating children send Ashton their own self portraits, and he then digitised them and arranged them to depict a set portrait of the monarch.