The story behind the artwork
This highly elaborate Original artwork depicts a circular map of East London with the river Thames running through it. Layer upon layer of victorian engravings are delicately put together to make this beautiful piece. Some integrated into the map itself and many laser or carefully hand cut, folded and pinned in place by the artist. Numerous elements reflect the city’s rich history alongside the history of The Brown’s Hotel.
Browns hotel: The old filming camera in the bottom centre of the piece, represents John Ford the renowned American film director and owner of Brown’s Hotel. Below one can find quirky hotel Guests travelling to the hotel in a horse wagon. The heart telephone refers to Graham Bell the American scientist who invented the telephone. He was among some of the hotels celebrity guests as well as Writer John Steinbeck represented by the black book - The Grapes of Wrath. Gold engagement rings refer to Theodore and Edith Roosevelt who also stayed at the Brown’s.An array of cakes, cutlery and fancy teapots reflect the wonderful afternoon Tea served at the hotel. Flying lemons, mushrooms, beans and other foods tell the story of the heart warming meals served at the hotel.
London: The humorous mouse riding on a Pigeon’s back reference to common animals found in the city. The Columbia road flower market and Billings gate fish market are represented by scales of flowers and fish. The very traditionally english Pig in blanket serving as s hot air balloon flying in the sky. One can spot Saint Pauls Cathedral in the centre of the piece and next to it a Cast iron dragon, symboling the statues that mark the boundaries of the City of London, two of which are originals from 1849. Jewelled lion and tiger refer to the Royal Menagerie in the Tower of London. The Singer sewing machine tells the story of Saville Row - “The golden mile of tailoring”. Known around the world for its hand crafted traditional bespoke tailoring for men.
Bespoke Hand and laser cut paper collage. Digitally designed, hand sculpted paper elements are painstakingly pinned in place onto a thick foam board, creating a stunning three dimensional effect. Utterly unique in its composition and to its owner, an original artwork is one of its kind and cannot be replicated. Your piece will be the only piece like it, anywhere in the world.
- Framed dimensions (approximately): 110 cm x 110 cm x 11 cm
- Bespoke wooden box frame, painted with a smooth coat of matt paint.
- Giclée printed on Matt Smooth Fine Art Cotton 300gsm.
- Signed by the artist.
- Comes with a physical ‘Certificate of Authenticity’.
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This artwork is currently on display in Searcys Restaurant at The Gherkin, London. If purchased, the artwork will be delivered at the end of the exhibition, at the end of May 2023. Please contact us for a further informations and lead time.
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