Thursday, 13 June 2013

Gentle gentrification

As a member of Walking the Land, the first Friday of every month takes me on a drawing walk in the Stroud area. This print (vinyl cut with wooden and metal letterpress) is the result of a walk in Edge, a village near Painswick, and a discussion about land ownership and the extensive renovation of old farms in the area. There was no upper case P in the metal Bodoni typeface I chose for the phrase locating the hamlet of Paradise, but I realised that without it, the phrase becomes a relevant twist on the expression the grass is greener. This print is currently part of an exhibition at The Old Passage restaurant at Arlingham, on the banks of the river Severn.

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