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               7.5.08 Kingsland High Street from Boleyn Road - Click here to enlarge image 9.9.08 - Kingsland High Street - Click here to enlarge image 14.5.09 12th Floor B Block - Click here to enlarge image

Phenomena of Change 2008-9

200 drawings chart the transformation of Dalston, London.   The arrival of 5 huge cranes at Dalston Junction, east London in 2008 signalled massive change to a once familiar area.  I began drawing from the streets, subsequently becoming artist in residence  in the vast Dalston Square construction site - an exhilarating experience, literally climbing amongst the tower blocks as they were being built. The interior of the construction site seemed to run at a different time scale  to the rest of the city, revealing a condensed, compressed version of the life cycle of spaces evolving over a longer time span throughout the city as a whole.

7.8.08 - Dalston Junction - Click here to enlarge image 12.5.09 Top of library from external scaffold - Click here to enlarge image 9.8.08 Dalston Lane from next to Sheer Bliss - Click here to enlarge image

13.5.09 From 12th Floor B Block - Click here to enlarge image 15.5.09 8th Floor B Block - Click here to enlarge image 12.5.09 11th Floor B Block - Click here to enlarge image
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