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Digital print Polygonal City 11

Polygonal City 11
New China restaurant, Bendigo

2009
Inkjet on watercolour paper
70 x 47 centimeters

The photo I used for the basis of this print is quite banal, but two elements caught my attention; the snazzy New China Restaurant sign and the youth with the beret. I decided at the outset to depict this scene in the evening partly because I like cities at nighttime, and because the attenuated lighting offers a lot of scope for defining mood. There is also the uncertainty of encountering strangers late at night on a deserted street; hence the couple walking hand-in-hand approaching the solitary figure in the foreground.

Photo of the New China restaurant, Bendigo