Savoy Buildings

Two pieces of work done specifically for the exhibition Brummagem: Lost City Found. These pieces were based on the buildings known as Savoy Buildings, Hill St, Birmingham. This building is home to Grosvenor Casino, a nightclub and a pub, The Railway.

I wanted to create texture within these pieces. I was inspired by the tiling that features both on the front and the side of this building. The shape of the windows was also a point of interest. To create the pieces I designed a framework similar to Binca that is used in needlework. Into the laser cut Colorplan Ebony 270gsm card I wove strips of Colorplan Pristine White 135gsm paper to create a running bond brick pattern similar to that used on the buildings. The reverse of the strips had being damaged and burnt in parts by the laser and I used these to give the effect of ageing in specific areas.

All work is for sale. Edition Sizes: 5. Each piece is unique.

For more information please contact the artist direct via the contact page.

Savoy Buildings 1

Inspired by the spaces and colours from the front of Savoy Buildings this piece incorporates a handmade copper paper bought in Prague. The blue paper has been woven into the white strips along the top edge.



The Creating of Savoy Buildings 1

Savoy Buildings 2

Inspired by the shapes and colours from the side of Savoy Buildings this piece incorporates vintage coloured glassine papers from Phillip & Tacey. The concept was to take what could be perceived as a building that had seen better days and to use the many windows to create a stained glass window. It is illuminated by a led panel installed behind the image.



This slideshow requires JavaScript.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s