I am delighted that I have had a piece of work selected for the London Bridge Hotel Open exhibition. The exhibition is a yearly show selected from work submitted by artists based in Southwark, and this years theme is urban nature. The show is put on at the prestigious hotel The London Bridge Hotel.
‘London Animal Stars’, my 16 piece artwork made up of animal myths and legends of London as star constellations, will be on show at hte hotel until May this year. There are some Southwark animal stories in this piece – The Fox Who Climbed the Shard and The Walworth Giraffes both feature.
The 16 images can be seen as individual pieces, but have been designed to be viewed in 4 x 4 grid. The ghostly image of the River Thames (depicted as The Milky Way is often seen in celestial maps) links them all together, and they are roughly in order as if you were looking at the night sky.
I have used London Animal myths as I love the visual language of vintage celestial globes and maps, but wanted to make the stories of the myths and legends more relevant to London life, as well as highlight the rich history of animal stories in London.
The whole piece will be for sale at the exhibition, it is an open edition, so more than one available! Or if you can’t stretch for that, I have a postcard book version available to buy from the Garudio Studiage website.
London Animal Stars, archival digital prints in 16 frames of 30 x 42 cms (below on display at my exhibition Lessons in Things 2019).