We talked at length with Squirl about creating characters or motifs to accompany our tags. As a group we’re eager to learn new skills and adapt them to suit our individual needs. Squirl suggested stencil cuts, music to my ears and in keeping with my own line and shadow art works.
We took ‘selfie portraits’, printed them at A4 size and firstly used them as templates to emboss onto foil board to create tactile selfies, next cutting details out of these prints turning them into selfie stencils. With stencils in mind and ‘to be a pilgrim’ ringing in our ears we had the hymn ‘Who would true valour see’ laser cut into mount board, giving us three panels of stencilled text. Quasar looked after the hymn stencils before we took turns spray painting the hymn over our tags.
After several attempts we were finally happy with our graffiti boards. They went through many transitions and it was decided that spray paint is great medium, forgiving and very satisfying to use, however, we’ll need a lot of practise before we master the easy technique that Squirl has. There are many layers of paint on those plywood boards! BB commented that using the incredibly large (2.5 mtr x 1.5 mtr) canvas was much easier on her eyes than working on small scale work. That’s given me an idea for the future!
We asked Sun Pier House what our chances are of spray paint directly onto the gallery walls?