Urban Neglect

Its quite lovely really. I know a lot of people believe abandoned factories and graffiti to be ‘an eyesore’, but really, I think it just shows its weathered and alive in a way. Weeds grow, spray paint adds colour, peeling paint and cracks in the wall add texture. This is the feeling I want to capture in my work. I’m going to build a wall for the degree show (I’ll explain more when I have pictures). I need it to feel worn and decaying but growing by itself at the same time. Unruly and untamed, construction through destruction if you see what I mean. Perhaps I’m not explaining it very well, but I’m still trying to get my head around why I’m so attracted to things others find ugly. I’ll be back with some wall pictures soon!

Helen*

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