At the Railway Inn in Ashcott, Somerset, at the far end of a sloping lawn on the edge of the bird sanctuary swamp, there are two enormous statues made of some kind of resin or plastic, but they look like stone.
Been going through my archives as I’m looking for photo sources for my upcoming show (more details very soon) and I spotted a set I took back in June.
I was in London to see Shura preview her debut album. I carried a small portrait with me to give her – rather randomly it was of Scarlett Johansson – and I got to meet her and her twin brother, Nick. Meeting them, and hearing the album and Shura talk about it was a lovely experience.
I hope she likes the painting… it was one I’d planned to hold onto, but it seemed like the right choice.
Anyway, here are the photos.
Unfortunately I didn’t get a decent picture of the event itself, or the required selfie I should have got with me next to Shura holding the painting, but it only occurred to me later… Perhaps it’s for the best… I tend to forget about photos when something really involving is going on… and the whole selfie thing is a bit too much.
Here is a so-so shot of the event and the portrait I gave Shu.
So, the point of the post is…
- I am (purely sonically) in love with Shura.
- I will be working on some of these London images for new paintings. Gloomy post-Brexit urban punkscapes anyone?
More archive shots. A few years ago, this rat appeared under a bridge over the Tone near Morrison’s supermarket.
It was almost certainly by Banksy. If anyone knows otherwise I’d love to hear (could be Blek le Rat…).
The Council had it painted over and then, later a second image appeared.
It’s all gone now.
Thought I’d share it as I was scrolling through old pics.