Sophie by Mark Titchner (UK)

Sophie, 2017.
Digital image. Leigh Sports Village


Displayed on the large public screen is the text, “I want in the future a good job, preferbly as a paramedic” by Sophie Wareing (aged 14). Sophie’s wish to have a career in medicine will light up on a colourful pastel background with Moorish patterns.


Sophie, 2017. 
Banners, digital print on PVC; 200cm x 70cm

Artworks with Sophie's text will be placed on lamp posts along Library Street on a colourful intricate design. Sophie’s words are specific, as she’s always wanted to be a paramedic from a very young age.


Sophie, 2017.
Library screensavers, digital images

“I want in the future a good job, preferbly as a paramedic” in the form of library screensaver will appear on computers in fifteen libraries across the borough including: Ashton Library, Aspull Library, Atherton Library, Golborne Library, Hindley Library, Hope Community Library, Ince Library, Lamberhead Green Library, Leigh Library, Marsh Green Library, Platt Bridge Library, Shevington Library, Standish Library, Tyldesley Library & Wigan Library.

“I was thinking about my future and what I wanted to do when Mark asked the question. I have wanted to be a paramedic since the age of 8, because I want to help people and make a difference in their lives. I am very excited about other people seeing my message as they stroll down Library Street. I love the pastel colours and patterns, which reminds me of Moroccan designs”.

Words by Sophie Wareing, aged 15 from Wigan.

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.