The Colours in the Pattern Mural project formed part of the Llawn 2019, the annual multi arts festival taking place in North Wales. Curatorial theme was a Line in the Sand devised by Megan Broadmeadow and the Mural Trail was curated by Francesca Colussi. The brief indicated a pathway of "site/place responsive project where artists will be invited to create new artworks on outdoor walls, playing with the distinctive palette of Llandudno and subtly referring to the architectonical details of the town in their geometrical patterned artworks".
The walls of James Payne builders merchant in John Street was identified for my work and following site visit and Mostyn Estate approved Crown Pastel colour palette range approved colours, a series of studio based studies was started. Firstly a drawing design that would accompany exiting wall features and condition, then three options of colour interaction. Existing recesses (window and door features) were pre-painted black (dark grey).
|Version 3 gouache study and above digital sketch|
|Version 1 gouache study and above digital sketch|
|Version 2 gouache study and above digital sketch|
|Final- left section|
|Final- centre section|
|Final- right section|
The work references observed architectural details around the town, reconfigured in a horizontal design that intends to move from left to right. The high triangle points the way; pictorially echoing perhaps Delacriox's Liberty. The square centre element revolves anti-clockwise and is inspired by Faith Ringold's visual language series that in turn references textile work in the Karun Thakar Collection (Africa). Overall the wall painting seeks to reference the Line in the Sand theme of Llawn and have a transitory wind swept feel in the shapes that float as if projected along the wall..
|LLawn festival bike tours during the weekend and as work was being made|