Sunday, 14 November 2010

And I Think of You on Cold Winter Mornings...

"I think of you on cold winter mornings..." [Black]
Spraypaint and Nail Varnish

"I think of you on cold winter mornings..." [Black]
Spraypaint and Nail Varnish

I started work on this idea around this time last year when my best friend [Annmarie] asked me to design her a snowflake tattoo, I sketched and sketched but nothing worked, I didn't want to use draw some generic or random snowflake, so I put it to one side for a few weeks.
Whilst sat waiting for a train about a month later I noticed the signs for the toilets and the male/female people symbols they had on them, I got to thinking about them holding hands and being linked together - sort of like a circle of friends or unbreakable friendship, this got me thinking about me and my friend, it was on then on the train journey that everything fell into place thanks to the Guillemots.
I was listening to their d├ębut album and 'Trains to Brazil' came on, its actually one of my all time favourite songs and reminds me a greatly of my Annmarie. There's a particular line in the song:
"I think of you on cold winter mornings,
Darling they remind me of when we were in school..."
It always makes me smile and both me and my friend have separately said that the line makes us think of each other, it kind of helped cement the idea and images together for me. Things got in the way and new projects came along and it wasn't until a few weeks ago whilst working on the Alternative Life Drawings for the Mostyn that I sat down and figured out the design and finally got to work spraying it.

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