Anson, a designer and senior lecturer at Kingston University, has been selected through a competition, which was launched by BA in May and was open to Britons aged 16 and over with an interest in art as well as experience in the industry.
He will receive mentoring from artist Tracey Emin to develop his artwork, which will be unveiled next February before being applied to the aircraft – when in place it will cover the whole length of the planes.
Anson says, ‘As an artist and designer I’m interested in challenging perception and my ambition for this piece is to do just that. Tracey Emin is an amazing visionary and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to have her as my mentor.’
Emin says, ‘Pascal presented a clear and concise idea that we all responded to immediately. If I saw this aircraft on the runway I’d definitely want to be on it.’