Sunday, 27 February 2011

Artist Commission - Hoyland Centre - Windows

Here is a quick indication of how one of my existing drawings would look, sandblasted on to the 5 large upper windows of the new Hoyland Centre. My initial thoughts were around the use of coloured vinyls, but they have a limited lifespan (3 - 7 years max), and sandblasting is permanent. The potential subtle nature of the sandblasting technique will allow for a more complex and intricate set of images! Very exciting stuff! I am also working on images for a large scale digital print and temporary fabric works which will be displayed inside the building,  linking with and complimenting the work on the windows.

2 comments:

murtaugh.wi said...

How very cool, Is there a way to do it with lasers on glass as well? Perhaps they are too large. And I want a sore eye doll when they are done, be sure to post a link.

fabric lenny said...

Yes, apparently there is, but not outside of the studio. These pieces need to be etched / sandblasted on site. Also, the sandblasted images have a more organic feel which fits nicely with the handmade quality of the sketches. Thanks for stopping by!