The main project this term will look at London Wall. I have photographed and plotted the route of the wall (see previous posts) and I have now created a small number of wall ‘blocks’ and created a test animation.
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”
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”
Here is the point where the wall meets the river. After linking with the Tower of London, the route goes along the river but I am yet to find out if it went down to the river and if the river is anywhere near where it was in Roman times.
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?”
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”
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”
There can be few more delightful ways of spending a Saturday than in the print workshop at the St Bride’s Foundation just off Fleet Street. St Bride’s includes not only the print workshop, but also a museum of design and print; a theatre; a library (as well as a disused swimming pool). A day spent learning the letterpress printingContinue reading “Printing at St Bride’s Foundation”