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Collage title Bloc

Bloc

1989-90
Photocopy, grid paper, woodcut, pattern paper, lead and oil paint
56 x 41 cms

The urban environment has always interested me, and in later years I made a series of digital prints that explored the theme. In this collage a woodcut featuring a soulless town square, with a gimpy Henry Moore type of statue that was popular in public space design in the 1950's and the 1960's, was cut up to and re-used to form the architectural background to a faceless figure.

The grid paper and the title were deliberate references to the Eastern Bloc. The production of this collage coincided with the fall of the Berlin Wall but it also speaks of the bleak anonymity of much European communist era architecture.

'Old Flo': Henry Moore Foundation
Image of a Lenin statue in East Berlin