This is a monotype combined with image transfer and acrylic paint on heavyweight handmade paper, which gives the work its own physicality as an object. The artwork is undeniably figurative: you can recognise that it is a window, though its colouration, shape and crop give it a more abstract quality. The artwork is one of a series of mixed media monotype prints based on my original photographs taken in the late 1980s of my grandparents' small terraced house. I have used enriched colours to create an otherworldly version of the house, better and brighter: a chocolate box image that has a lot of personal nostalgia linked to it. I am also choosing to celebrate the mundane and ubiquitous, and my working-class cultural heritage in this subject matter.
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