It was our 9 year anniversary last weekend, (not marriage, just being togetherness, we're only 25!), so I wanted to make something special!
With process inspiration taken from my love of pencil & watercolour illustrations and my passion for paper crafting, I developed a layered tunnel book, much like those from my 2010 degree show 'Paper Garden', but this time, with colour and a lot more layers.
It's a bit cheesy to share it, but I really enjoyed making it and am really inspired to develop more works, combing my two techniques of pencil & watercolour with papercrafting.
The work is 9 layers representing 9 years, depicting a Hampstead Heath walk, one of my all time favorite things to do together, with layers of 'Kentish town blossom trees', 'Grassland', 'Meadowland', 'Young trees', 'Willow trees', 'Distant trees', 'Hampstead village skyline' & a leafy first layer with words 'My favorite thing in the world is to go on long and lovely walks to Hampstead heath, holding hands'.