"I want this piece to enjoy the freedom from the static meeting of gravity and ground. Yet in a place like St Pancras – rich in architectural details, busy with movement of people, trains, billboards and other stimuli – the piece needs to be minimal, monolithic and calm but with effective visibility and impact." - Ron Arad
Visitors to the station will be greeted by a monumental aluminum installation created by the celebrated sculptor, Ron Arad. Thought of Train of Thought is the second public artwork in a four-year partnership between the Ron Arad and St Pancras International.
Suspended on wires from St Pancras International's Grade 1 listed Barlow Shed roof, the work comprises one 18-metre twisted blade made of aluminum, rotating slowly to create an optical illusion. Ron Arad said: "The rotation and the horizontal movement take turns in the viewers' perception as the readings of the object alternate and the hypnotic effect is greater than the means, so will hopefully be the delight of the public at St Pancras."