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Wrinkly, Rusty and Retro.

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    Built as a potting shed/garden hideaway for my wife. The brief - a nice place for her to sit, out of the elements, reading or watching wildlife and a place to store her gardening stuff. As usual I became obsessive and got a little carried away with my ideas. The main construction, including the footings, took me just under two weeks. The paintings both internal and external took around another four, I used elements of all the things I love in the build, rusty metal, old wood, worn and flaky paint, vintage advertising, ghost signs and old junk.

    All the corrugated metal came from the roof of a local stable that was torn down. The condition was too good for the look I wanted so I gave it the weathered patina it needed myself.

    The windows are from a nearby, recently demolished, Methodist chapel, and all the internal panelling came from various, hard to come by, skip finds.

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    I was unsure if all these disparate parts would work together as a whole but kept going with it anyway until it was finished. I like to pretentiously call this style Industrial, Ghost Town Chic. It's Paul Rand meets Gabby Hayes with a hint of Ted Kaczynski.

    All the mural paintings are taken from 1950s magazine adverts except for the vast majority on the internal walls. These are old product labels and antique, European matchbox graphics I enlarged. You could call it an homage to all the old school illustrators and graphic designers who gave beauty and style to the most mundane items. For good or bad the 'Dr Gladwell' and 'Superb!' signs are something I made up.

    I was very tempted to paint more artwork but resisted the urge in order to try and achieve a sense of balance between the painted surfaces and the raw materials of the structure. My main concern overall was to attempt to bring texture and a sense of age and history to a new building. I think it turned out ok in the end, hope my neighbours feel the same way.

    The final cost was around £450.00. ADDENDUM - My real job is Art and Design Technician at a school but I put Artist as my job title to encompass all my creative endeavours, and I think it's who I really am. You know what they say, fake it until you make it. I realise I'm getting too long in the tooth to be using terrible cliched, rhyming sentences such as this, but I keep hoping I'm good enough that someone may notice what I can do and hire me for something exciting before I drop dead. Anyway, there you go., I'm a moron.

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