Next bit. A kind of wallpaper piece. Positioning slightly off, but you get the idea!
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
First works to come out of the shoe box rummaging. This letter was sent from Dudley and company to Harry Cohen of Walworth Surplus Store in 1960. It's the history and nostalgia that draws me in to this kind stuff. This letter head is particularly interesting. I love the art deco-ness of it all. I decided to see if this company still existed; but sadly this beautiful building is now a safe storage place.
I feel with this piece I am reminding people of what once existed, I want to celebrate this era.
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Yesterday I went to Portobello Market for the first time. It is a-m-a-z-i-n-g. I also managed to find a tatty old shoebox full of treasures. Included in it is the history of a shop based in the east end of London. I am now the owner of the keys to the shop, tax documents, personal letters, cheques, beautiful letter-headed paper...
It's gonna be a project I can really get my teeth into! Work to follow soon.
Saturday, 6 February 2010
New versions of the original zebra repeat. I am completely aware that I tend to add too much to a design and then cannot change it because I believe it to be finished. I need to gain control of my work and develop the ability to stand back and reflect. I hope these further images detail this. This last image is stripped down from the first try and I hope it is all the better for it.