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Mind The Gap 3

Acrylic on canvas board,

‘Mind the Gap 3’ is part of a body of work in which I explore the London Underground, taking snapshots of the ordinary and transforming them using new perspectives. Here, I have chosen to use acrylic: a fast medium which forces me to react and make decisions quickly. I have selected a muted palette to help to conjure the heavy atmosphere of these subterranean tunnels and the rugged, well-trodden surfaces paying silent witness to millions of travellers’ feet.

The focus of this image is not an object but an absence: the gap. The physical divide so casually stepped over echos the psychological and temporal chasms which enable so many bodies to survive in muted coexistence.

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Approx image size: 56 cm x 46 cm (22 x 18 inches)