Elements of The West End Collage

The Making of the West End Collage.

The Making of the West End Collage.

The centrepiece of this collage is a six sided motif of a stylised flower found on wrought iron railings photographed in Salton Street in Glasgow’s West End. The motif had several layers of flaking paint on the surface the most recent being black although looking grey through the camera lens.

The motif has been enlarged and mounted on card. raising it from the surface of the collage board. It was placed on a hexagonal piece of black khadi paper, also mounted on card.

In the foreground is a section of the cobblestones from the lane in Highburgh Road, which borders the tenement backcourts in Byres Road. The  cobblestones were wet after a heavy September shower of rain and the moss and plants between the stones were  flourishing in the damp environment.
The brown and cream encaustic tiles to the left and right are similar in style to tiles produced by the Minton-Hollings factory in Stoke on Trent. The company designed and produced tiles for churches and domestic properties worldwide and were leading manufacturers from the mid nineteenth century. The tiles were amongst several patterns found on the floors of the entrances of terraced residences in Saltoun Street.
The collage design is beginning to take shape.

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