Electric Blue Gallery (Petticoat lane London) invited various artists to decorate the steel shutters to streets surrounding their gallery in order to add visual interest and culture to the area on non-market days when everything is otherwise shut and shuttered. It was just after the city of London banking fiasco when many people felt that these huge capitalist institutions were ruining the world. The area was near Liverpool street and the city of London where many banks and financial institutions have their offices and I decided to imagine what might have been there before humans inhabited the area. There was a sense, for me that the natural world held an innocence which felt very distinct from the greed of the big financial institutions, and so I painted all kinds of Fauna of the ice age - cave bears Wooly Rhino, Sabre Toothed Tiger etc.
|Publication status||Published - 4 Aug 2010|