11. Stop motion animation: Shell Centre climate emergency project

This animation is based on a group of images created at City Lit in late 2019 as part of a Printmaking Artist Residency. Forty images were made based on a photographic image of the Shell Building on London’s South Bank. The object of the project was to attempt to create images of buildings which wouldContinue reading “11. Stop motion animation: Shell Centre climate emergency project”

10. Stop motion animation: Centrepoint and Great Arthur House

The project this week has turned to stop motion, a form of animation that relies on still images to create a story. I have experimented with four short pieces, each designed to experiment with a different approach. Centrepoint is a based on a single photographic image of the Centrepoint building in Central London. The imagesContinue reading “10. Stop motion animation: Centrepoint and Great Arthur House”

5. Mapping walks and runs along the London Wall using Strava

At the heart of the London Wall project is the need to map my walks and runs around and along the London Wall. Using the Stava app, I record each day what I do. Some days I walk the full route of the London Wall, on other days I run for part of it andContinue reading “5. Mapping walks and runs along the London Wall using Strava”

3. London Wall – where is it and what does it look like?

The road called London Wall links the Museum of London to the Tower of London. It was straightened during the 1960s in order to accommodate six identical office blocks, almost all of which have been demolished or in one case, reclad. It does not run along the Roman London Wall but comes pretty close toContinue reading “3. London Wall – where is it and what does it look like?”

2. A new printmaking project in the making

This blog has focused on walking in the city, mainly London and the City of London linked to my role as a City of London guide. Over the past couple of years I have been studying as a printmaker mainly at City Lit and sometimes at East London Printmakers. My themes have remained pretty constant,Continue reading “2. A new printmaking project in the making”

1. London Wall – a starting point for a new project

London Wall is my starting point for a new printmaking project. Running from the Tower of London to the Museum of London, the wall built to defend London by the Romans remains a terrifying reminder of the power of an imposing structure to enclose and defend. Little remains above surface and much that is visibleContinue reading “1. London Wall – a starting point for a new project”