Thursday, 1 August 2013
Great to be able to put some of my project experiments to good artistic use. I've been commissioned to produce artwork for printed vinyls to decorate interior windows in a new health centre being built in Cardiff. The designs are inspired by the industrial heritage of the area, primarily the local steelworks, which has been in operation since the 1890s. To reflect this, it seemed appropriate that my designs reflect not only images of the steelworks and the surrounding area, but also incorporate colour taken from scraps of local steel. Recent experiments have involved playing with scraps of iron and steel, and making them rust. I've then used the rust colour to make watercolour type prints; perfect for colouring areas of my artwork designs and adding an extra layer of meaning to the work.