November 24, 2009

Stokes Croft Prints




I made a series of litho/mono prints combining textures and observational drawings of shop fronts in Stokes Croft for a project at uni...


The big grey one is called Westmoreland House and together with the old carriage works next door, it's become somewhat of a Bristol landmark. To some it's an eyesore waiting to be ripped down, but I think it's intriguing and pretty tragic - given its sketchy recent history as the last resting place of at least a few graffiti artists and outcasts....as well as imposing a giant question mark over the future of these abandoned buildings and others like it.
Read more about the fate of Westmoreland House and the ongoing creative regeneration of Stokes Croft at the PRSC Blog.

2 comments:

Charleston said...

These are beautiful Ashley! Oh I do love Stokes Croft with all its graffiti beauty and culture. Hope your well darling; we must bump into each other soon! x

Ire said...

Looooove it!