It’s my last week on site already! I started off at the skips and found a chair in mustard yellow. There were a lot of house clearances today and items included this rusty umbrella, a folding table and a ceramic plant pot. I had a chat with a man about the charity shop and we enthused about the Aladdin’s cave and it’s treasure, musing about the fashionability of items.
I also was given a broken plate featuring Bishop Bonner’s Cottage in Dereham which is 28km where my late Mum was born and grew up. It’s coming up to the 3 year anniversary of her death. The plate has been mended with transparent glue but I’m obviously going to have to paint over the glue with the fake ‘oro antico’.
I was thinking about the colour matching the yellows and thought of the parallel between the kintsugi gold repair and road and edge markings. Most of the yellow road and edge markings on site are bright yellow – brighter than the emulsion paint – but some is sunbleached and resembles the ‘oro antico’ colour more.
I’ve also made some more works on paper with the colour matched emulsion and “recycled household waste” magazine images of furniture torn in half.
I had previously adjusted the brightness and contrast on the first chair image but then I realised that this had altered the yellow colour so I had to cut out the background to white manually. You can see there’s a big difference: