PROJECTS : observed 2020–2022
The Observer Building is an old printworks in the centre of Hastings. It is now being renovated by a 'locally-rooted social enterprise developer' White Rock Neighbourhood Ventures Ltd, to create rent-capped homes, work and community space.
In summer 2020, I was invited by WRNV to explore and make an artistic response to some floor tiles located in the basement of the cavernous building.
The building was about to become a restricted building site, so I created a memory of the tiled areas by making several rubbings with crayon onto canvas and paper. These rubbings will form the basis of a series of paintings, drawings and hangings.
In summer 2021, I finished a large painting based on one of the large canvas frottages and named it after Henry Ward, the Hastings architect who designed the building.
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