27. Iron in the Soul

The brief for Iron in the Soul was to make prints with an everyday object. In this case, a steam iron. These were then turned into a series of stop motion animations. In order to create an animation with a bit of a story, an additional print was made in which the previously carefully ironed white shirt was transformed into a print in its own right.

26. Mobile St Paul’s

The initial brief for Mobile St Paul’s was to experiment with four colour silkscreen printing. The images of St Paul’s Cathedral were then turned into a set of mobiles which in turn became the subject of a short video that brought together stop motion animation and filming with a green screen. St Paul’s, one of the most arresting buildings in London, a place which had been built following the Fire of London and which had become a symbol of London’s survival from the Blitz, during lockdown turned its back on its congregation as well as it admirers and closed down.

25. Bedroom Lullaby

Bedroom Lullaby was a response to a brief to analyse the room in which I sleep, work and study. The challenge was to communicate the scale and nature of this increasingly claustrophobic space overlooking the Barbican towers, a place totally unaffected by the changing of the seasons. A series of ink sketches were abstracted and then turned into a book which was overpainted in red. This in turn became a stop motion animation with a soundtrack based on a specially-created medal music machine for making a noise from old running medals.

17. Illuminated River – stills photography and audacity

This is a tribute to the recently created Illuminated River project which is relighting twelve of London’s bridges. At the moment, although it has a small audience with so many people staying away from the centre of London, the newly-lit bridges have no traffic on them and a completely still, traffic-free river to illuminate each evening. This is made in iMovie using the audacity software to generate the soundtrack.

Illuminated River
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