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A 700sq/ft wall mural created to accompany the Byronesque Offline fashion retrospective in New York, December 2013.
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In December 2013 I created a 700sq/ft wall mural for the Byronesque Offline fashion retrospective. The space was in a disused vault at the James A. Farley Post Office on 8th Avenue at 33rd St in Manhattan, NY.
I was given a poem to work with - The Company of Melancholiacs by Jens Peter Jacobson. Taking depression as my jumping off point, I landed on the idea of fashion being one of the many masks we wear from day to day, hiding the reality beneath.

I set about creating a different poster design for each line of the poem, overlaying them on top of one another and tearing them down to reveal other texts and images of masks underneath.
Images of strength sat on top of images of fragility and the tearing down of the posters led to some really interesting visual moments in the piece.