Brummagem: Lost City Found: Parkside Gallery, BCU (Birmingham City University). September 18 to October 27 (extended to November 4), 2017.
Bummagem: Lost City Found Selected pieces: Mary Ogilvie Gallery, St Anne’s College, Oxford. November 14 to December 3, 2017.
Gravelly Hill Interchange, 2017 uses a map of Spaghetti Junction as its starting point. Spaghetti Junction has long generated divided opinions from the public. The country’s worst concrete nightmare, an eyesore and scary are terms frequently used. It does, though, equally have a loyal following with it’s brutalist construction seen as being an important part of Birmingham’s rich heritage.
I use the rainbow, in this piece, as a symbol to represent Birmingham for its diversity and multiculturalism.
Four maps, each broken down into three colours and scaled from large to small are laser cut.
On a paper base each layer is woven into the previous one. Each of the 4 maps are rotated. The edges of each map are hand pared to fade into the base.
Colorplan paper, 135gsm in colours Cool Grey, Smoke, Amethyst, Royal Blue, Turquoise, Emerald, Forest, Factory Yellow, Citrine, Mandarin, Bright Red and Claret.
Grey paper base, source unknown.
Dimensions: H: 594mm W: 841mm.
A3 digital print on Grey or White background.
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