In the past I have created murals in various private house, I have never done one for my own abode ….. Lockdown gave me this opportunity and I had the perfect canvas as the bathroom walls are broken up into framed panels.
A friend sent me images about 25 years ago of frescos in Arkotiri, Santorini, they were from an vast archilogical site which is still being excavated. The House of Ladies had images of women collecting saffron and presenting a gift to the goddess, saffron was a hugely valuable commodity. There were also images of monkeys (which I was obsessed by as a child until one spat at me on a visit to the zoo!!) I have adapted their story to the present, with the monkeys playing with the virus and spreading it …. I know it should have been bats?? I also stencilled some of the hashtags being branded about ….. it’s a story of a moment in time. I’m not sure if it will stay on the bathroom wall but definitely until we are “rid of the pestilence that plagues our lands”! Also note they are very Covid 19 aware with masks & gloves.
I found a set illustrated Victorian books of British Birds Eggs and their nests …. I was enthralled by the constructions and variety of nests so copied the illustrations and utilised the photo transfer method I often use in my studio practice. Then I paired the nest with a painting of its relative builder….