City Layers

I am inspired by rundown places in the city, and the detritus of urban life. Decaying brickwork, peeling paint, faded signs, torn flyposters, thrown-away packaging, all carry the messy traces of their past. In my prints and mixed media work I explore such signs of loss and change.

The City Layers series is based on photographs, taken from Balfron Tower, of East London in the process of redevelopment. As the images fade, are overlaid, obscured or erased by later additions, fragments of the original develop into new images, while the past becomes increasingly unreadable.