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Artist takes the floor with cosmic artwork
11:10am Saturday 28th July 2012 in Oxford
YOU don’t often get the chance to look down at the stars, but a new mural allows you to do just that.
Artist Mark Bridger, pictured, painted The Eternal and Infinite Universe on the floor of the Ark-T youth centre in East Oxford.
The painting was inspired by the astronomical theory that the universe is continuously expanding.
Mr Bridger, from Barton, said: “The general idea was to put a painting on the floor, not just floor artwork.
“It explores the cosmos and the possibility of the existence of a greater universe outside it.”
Mr Bridger offered to do the work when he found out that the centre was replacing its floors.
James Grote, director of the centre, said: “Mark needs to be applauded to paint such a beautiful piece of art, only to have people walk all over it.”