Pontyglasdwr – Bridge On The Blue Water

9 Dec

Here’s another of my tiny quick sketches, en plein air, in the Waun Wen area of the city. It’s not big geographically, but it’s all higgledy piggledy, with little streets twisting up and down the hills that it’s built on. The place names are great. This is looking down Pontyglasdwr Street, the Bridge On The Blue Water in English, a name that reveals what the area was like before the Industrial Revolution. It would have been green hill and blue streams. Sometimes I stand in amongst it all and try to imagine it without the houses and roads. I’m doing these little drawings as a small part of the Home & Hinterland project.

A Chance To Own One Of My Artworks

I have some small screenprints for sale, inspired by my drawings of the antique taxidermy collection at Swansea Museum. I have given these vintage artifacts a modern twist by combining them with images of rubbish – old fruit nets, bubble wrap and plastic – highlighting the problem of human pollution and how it affects wildlife.

To buy my work on the Swansea Print Workshop site please click the image to the left.

20 percent of the cost of each screenprint sold goes to support Swansea Print Workshop, which receives no public funding.

2 Responses to “Pontyglasdwr – Bridge On The Blue Water”

  1. Koz Myk December 13, 2021 at 15:22 #

    Why Walk Waun Wen Talk Waun Wen When Want ?

    • Rosie Scribblah December 17, 2021 at 21:27 #

      Because that’s what I’m doing , walking the area while I’m drawing and tak=lking to people about their feelings for the area and memories and stories 😀

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