Artists' Laboratory 06: Stephen Chambers RA: The Big Country

The Artists' Laboratory series presents the more experimental and less familiar work of contemporary artists, opening up the creative process to explore the conceptual, visual and practical issues with which they engage. This book, the sixth in the series, charts the production of Stephen Chambers' experimental project to create an immense print covering one wall of the Royal Academy's stately galleries. Filled with the intriguing narratives that we have come to know in Chambers' work, and executed with his familiar decorative style, this technically complex piece has posed entirely new challenges to his skills. Illustrated with photographs and video stills that document this ambitious venture from conception to drawing, printing, framing and installation, this book reveals the risks and rewards of making art on a monumental scale.