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This piece forms part of a body of work which I have created, inspired by the walls at the entrance to" Juliet's House" in Verona, Italy. It is said that Shakespere lived there when he wrote "Romeo and Juliet." In the play, the character of Juliet was supposedly inspired by a girl living in this house, and as a result, lovers from all over the world and of all ages graffiti their names and messages on the walls of the passageway, which is covered with them, and forever changing and evolving. My fascination with the graffiti began when I first visited Verona seven years ago, and I've been back many times to photograph them. Every year or so, new plasterboard walls are erected over the old ones to create fresh space for people to leave their messages. When they become very dense and full of messages, they have a feel that is almost like a Jackson Pollack painting. When I started working on my current collection I wanted to recreate these images from the walls onto furniture, and I looked into different possibilities of how to do this, finally settling on a process, which as far as I'm aware, has never been used on period furniture before.
Dimensions: W 103" x H 79" D 23.5"
Materials: Recycled Materials.