Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bede Estate

' Painting is a way of showing oneself as an artist and every painting is a kind of face, a self portrait.'

Michael Borremans

The painting here I have very nearly finished. It is of Bede House, part of social housing estate in Bermondsey. It is completely abandoned.

You can see into the rooms people left behind, the shadows of the pictures that once hung on the wall, the curtains they left behind. It seems people left there in a hurry, as if an apocalypse occurred and they left with just their most important possessions.

I wonder what happened to them all. where did they all go?

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