I love street metal. I’ve really got a thing about manhole, stopcock and drain covers. I walk around the streets looking down and cooing when I spot a particularly fine example. People look at me funny. They’re fascinating – they’re portals to a world of water buried beneath our feet. Here are some from Waun Wen. I was there this morning, it was very cold, and I did some graphite rubbings onto Hosho paper. I took a rubbing of some pavement as well, very nice texture too.
I’m working in the Waun Wen area of the city until the end of February, part of the Home and Hinterland community arts project in partnership with Swansea University’s Taliesin Arts Centre.
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.