Higgledy Piggledy Hills And Stones

I’m walking and sketching around the Waun Wen area of the city at the moment, as part of the Home & Hinterland project across 3 areas in Wales. There are little streets of late 19th and early 20th century terraced housing snaking across the hillside and many of them have higgledy piggledy stone walls around their gardens. I’m not sure what the stone is, maybe Pennant Sandstone? It has a reddish tinge, probably from iron. A lot of Swansea’s older houses were built from stone quarried locally, like Rosehill and Heathfield. I know there were Limestone quarries in the nearby village of Mumbles, but I don’t think the limestone extended to Swansea.

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.

Published by Rosie Scribblah

I'm an artist / printmaker / scribbler. I love drawing and all the geeky stuff associated with printmaking, working in a figurative style. I live in Wales with husband and demented cats. And my real name is Rose Davies :D

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