Annabel by Mark Titchner (UK)

“I want there to be world peace so everyone in the world can be friends and everyone’s family to live a long happy life” is an innocent yet confident message from Annabel Health (aged 14).


Positioned on the exterior of the library building, this 8 by 2 metre, black and white statement will attract the attention of passers by and demand viewers to take notice. Another way to consider this artwork is to think of it as a peace monument - something of extraordinary size and power, offering a possible future to come.


Watch the film of the banner being installed

“OMG! I am so happy and excited and proud to have my wish shown to everyone. It might make people think about what is important to them in their own lives. They may not know why this banner is there and may ask questions, but I hope it makes make them happy, as it’s a positive quote. Using my handwriting makes it honest and real. It’s my writing, but I only know that. The world is full of negative actions and stories. I want a happy positive world to grow up in for myself and everyone else. I want people to know that children and young people (like me) see what is going on in the world today and that we notice things too”.


Words by Annabel Heath, aged 14 from Cottingham.

What I want more than anything else by Mark Titchner is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in partnership with Hull Culture & Leisure Library Service, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Lancashire County Council.