Archive for May 2012
Constellation of Signs is a composition of 117 specially-designed signs installed onto the canal bridge at Linacre Lane in Bootle.
This work took a while to be contained as I became embedded in research waiting for the outlet to emerge.
My dad was always in there after he left us and never used to give our mom the money he was supposed to. She kept going down there looking for him.
The worst thing you can do is to try and second-guess what you think other people want, when in actual fact they’re not bothered either way. It’s much healthier to polarise opinion rather than try to appease everyone I think.
The challenge with re working a small part of a bigger story is to fit all of the things I want to say in one image, but at the same time make the painting open and inviting.
Printing the image was a challenge. It is a nine layer screen print all hand pulled, done over a three week period.
One of the most industrious and respected young artists to be found in the country, Clarkson is open about the historic root of his practice.
This is an image I've been trying to compose for a while, using line-work concentrating on form and shape.