Through No. 3 creates an immersive light and color experience for visitors.
MDP Photography Through No. 3 creates an immersive light and color experience for visitors.


Through No. 3 is the latest work from British artist Liz West. The public art installation, a six-meter-long triangular prism made of steel, polycarbonate, and optically clear vinyl, is designed to be walked through, and is located on Crowne Square in Spinningfields, Manchester. Through No. 3 was originally to be on view during the 2015 holiday season only, but owing to the overwhelming positive public response to the piece, it will remain on view indefinitely.


During the day, natural lighting conditions dictate the appearance of the artwork.
Adam Pester Photography During the day, natural lighting conditions dictate the appearance of the artwork.
At night, surrounding LED floodlights provide additional illumination for Through No. 3.
MDP Photography At night, surrounding LED floodlights provide additional illumination for Through No. 3.

West explores the relationship between light and color in her work and the way in which the two mediums evoke psychological and physical responses. She has just wrapped a series of successful installations including a commission called Additive Mix at the National Media Museum in Bradford and was the recipient of a Bursary Award from the Royal British Society of Sculptors. A graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, West’s next installation will be on view in Frankfurt, Germany at the Messe complex during Light+Building in March.

Detail of the art piece Through No. 3
MDP Photography Detail of the art piece Through No. 3