Art Matters

Crypt Residency Continued

Added on by Loraine Monk.

The first few days were spent making paints from the dust of the crypt.. I  experimented with various paint images...  all of them came out inevitably brown.

 

After searching the area, including the bookshops I  decided to use as inspiration Jack London's book about poverty and homelessness in London in 1902... People of the Abyss...

 

After all the rich dead of Edwardian London had had fine houses when alive and the shelter of the crypt, when dead... but the poor had no such shelter, alive or dead.. I made ink drawings, using black non waterproof indian ink. The images I used were taken from photographs of the homeless lying in parks, huddled on benches, quing up for entry into work houses..