Thursday 31 May 2012

A life-time’s ambition

I’ve wanted to visit Pompeii ever since I heard about it at school. Last week I fulfilled my ambition and also visited Herculaneum on the coast that was similarly covered with ash from the eruption of Vesuvius.

I could post so many wonderful images but here are just a few that I particularly find intriguing – all from Herculaneum. The last one might find itself as my Christmas card design one year!



Elegance and figures on an interior wall in Pompeii.



Beautiful colours; the disintegrating shapes add to the intrigue – a ready-made composition!


The fast food joint with large pots set into a counter surface keeping the food warm or cold.



Christmas camels?

Thursday 17 May 2012

Further steps

For those who thought I had disappeared under a heap of Jubilee cushions and bunting, I have now returned to quiet contemplation with my figures. Fresh ideas needed another series of samples and a scaled mock-up. So here is the latest version. This one is printed onto four sheets of A4 vellum. I’ve machined the serrations along the ripping edges. I am intending to do this nearly life-size so perhaps you can understand my procrastination!

vellum trial 1