Drawing from the myths of Prometheus, Leda and the swan, as well as his own personal mythology, UK-based cartoonist, illustrator, and street artistPhlegm recently created an intriguing, sculptural installation for the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Covering the piazza entrance to the opera house, the piece is an imposing fortress filled with the artist's curious characters painted in black and white on three wooden tiers. Cut-out sections raised from the main structure add a sense of depth to the sculptural painting, further bringing the eccentric jumble of myths to life.
The outdoor installation, which was painted for the Festival of Myth curated by Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet, will be on display for the duration of the festival until September 28. Phlegm also covered a large wall on the inside of the opera house with a beautiful painting of a tree hung with smoldering objects and entangled with celestial orbs, which will be up for at least the next year.