Public staircases can be interesting places: frequently cross-sections between different parts of the city, different architecture styles and different people.
This staircase leads to the Arsenal football stadium. During match days, it's thronged with raucous fans. Usually though, it's quiet and cavernous, frequented by joggers and people like myself who take shortcuts via the stadium. This contrast was a spark to consider how transitory places like public staircases accommodate the inherent contradictions of urban life. Architecture like this connects people, places and experiences in ways that were impossible before urban existence.
This digital manipulation of a photograph I took will form the basis of a two layer, hand-made screen print. I'll be printing at 90 threads onto 200+gsm, A4 paper.
Photography, Digital, Screen Print
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