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Mile End

Oil on canvas board,

Part of a collection of work celebrating colours, textures and shapes from the London Underground. By careful selection of perspectives and viewpoints (and by removing almost all of the people), Rebecca is able to take ordinary scenes and reveal their underlying beauty and style, which can so often go unnoticed.

Multiple angles and layers are visible in this piece, depicting Mile End station in east London. A lone figure on a Central line train is just visible, refracted through the windows of a Hammersmith & City line train on a parallel platform. Meanwhile, the orthogonal nature of the station's square pillars and tiles is punctured by one of the Tube's convex mirrors, revealing an alternative, warped version of the station. In both these ways, this work invites the viewer to look further than their immediate viewpoint; to glimpse the hints and clues of a wider reality.

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Approx image size: 61 cm x 46 cm (24 x 18 inches)