'Press Play On Tape' 

Prep
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When it was completed 'Press Play On Tape' featured 50 hand painted canvases over 3 floors, as well as using over 70 cans of Montana Black aerosol and about 1.5 litres of Grog ink. As the building was in use for most of the installation time I had to paint the canvases off site and then install the 3 floors over 3 separate weekends.

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Rough sketch - Door 01 and Room 01
Rough sketch - Door 01 and Room 01
Rough sketch - Hall 01 understaffs
Rough sketch - Hall 01 understaffs
Rough sketch - Stair01 & Landing 01
Rough sketch - Stair01 & Landing 01

Rough sketch idea done in Illustrator

Rough sketch - Landing01 & Stair02
Rough sketch - Landing01 & Stair02
Rough sketch - Landing 02
Rough sketch - Landing 02
Rough sketch - Stairwell 03
Rough sketch - Stairwell 03
Rough sketch - Landing03 & Stairs04
Rough sketch - Landing03 & Stairs04
Plan a
Plan a

Laying out the paintings and canvases to make sure the dimensions fitted into the stairwell shape (thats the spirit level marking the slope of the ceiling).

Canvas prep
Canvas prep

Starting to draw the design and lay out basic colours with aerosol

canvas prep
canvas prep

Aerosol is the quickest and most effective ways to get a nice flat colour for the painting and the frame.

canvas prep
canvas prep

Of course a sunny day always helps!

insert coin
insert coin

Some of the larger canvases are hand painted, I like to live traces of brush marks!

Helper 01
Helper 01

Lego Voltron helped some days.

Beastor
Beastor

..helped other days!

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