Saturday, 23 May 2015

Mirror I and Mirror II selected and hung for the Royal Academy Summer show 2015

I was delighted to find out Mirror I and Mirror II were both selected fort he Royal Academy Summer show this year. I had a lot of positive feedback from being selected last year so I hope I am able to build on that again this year.


Mirror I, Etching,
Edition 30,
paper size 70cm x 65cm,
Hahnemuhle white 300gsm
£395 unframed

Mirror II, Etching,
Edition 30,
paper size 70cm x 65cm,
Hahnemuhle white 300gsm
£395 unframed
The two prints are based on the Sound mirrors on the south Kent Coast.The acoustic mirrors were built as early warning devices around the coasts of Great Britain, with the aim of detecting incoming enemy aircraft by the sound of their engines.
The mirrors though had a limited effectiveness, and the increasing speed of aircraft in the 1930s meant that they would already be too close to deal with by the time they had been detected. The development of radar put an end to further experimentation with the technique.
The idea of recording this defunct out of date technology relates with my current interests and proved to be a tough technical exercise capturing the form and surface quality of the dishes.

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