I was delighted to be asked to make a playful new work for this years PUTT PUTT #2 crazy golf course in Croydon.
For those who don’t know about the wonderful work of Turf Projects, have a look on their website to find out more and see documentation from last years original project (http://turf-projects.com/). The idea reveloves around a 9-hole crazy golf course, with each artist being commissioned to make a hole each.
My hole and the work I will make is inspired by the artificially coloured utopian cities I have lived in (Glasgow, Sheffield and Manchester) in which shiny neon lights and plastic detritus is prevalent before us everywhere we go.
In this work I aim to make a scaled down town in which I utilise toy-plastic colours to playfully build my own cityscape.
Over the last 2 weeks I have been building blocks and painting them in an array of bright hues, finished with a coat of yacht varnish to keep them weather proof (as the exhibition is outdoors). I have already taken over Rogue Artists’ Studios workshop with my blocks, oops!
The work will be playable and open from 19th July. Good luck. Hope you get a hole in one!