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Author Topic: Jermyn Street outside the Cavendish Hotel Feb 2012  (Read 7036 times)
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« on: October 19, 2015, 12:05:07 PM »

Hello, It has been way too long between builds, but I have just finished one. Its for the end-of-year benefit at the Barbara Krakow Gallery in Boston http://www.barbarakrakowgallery.com/ this December. I will be in some very esteemed company, which is more than humbling.

Its a little section of Jermyn Street in London outside the Cavendish Hotel (Lottie Crump in Vile Bodies ran the place, and there was the 1970s TV series The Duchess of Duke Street) where all the lines in the footpath, the kerb stone and the asphalt resurface all aligned in a very unexpected way, and all I had a were couple of night time snaps to guide me.

It all the same usual stuff, carborundum for the road, hydrocal for the pavers (all individual), plastruct shapes to make the access covers. The one exciting development for me was to paint out the road lines on greaseproof paper with fluid acrylic paint and then peel them off, and use PVA to glue them onto the model. It gives the lines the right thickness and can be overlapped to build up the lines, like on real streets (and please excuse my iPhone snaps).
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 12:40:51 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2015, 07:34:17 PM »

Great work, as always! Very artistic.

I'm curious as to the meaning of a double line next to the curb. Also, I'm guessing the short double line on the curb itself is a marker between parking spaces, correct? Or is it something else?
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« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2015, 11:57:34 PM »

Narayan,

this is great work. The idea with the acrylic based lines is very interesting. The section looks very realistic. Especially the bright concrete repair around the cover and the chewing gum blotches catched my eye. Could you please write something about the coloring of those three iron framed concrete covers, i. e. of the steel frames? It's a bit hard to tell, but it looks very much like "shoe polished" steel on sidewalks.

Thanks, it's a pleasure to see!
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2015, 10:44:18 AM »

Russ thank you very much.

Ray, as far as I remember,  the double yellow lines mean that you cannot park there at any time except for pick up and drop off. The double yellow lines on the kerb mean that you cannot pick up and drop off at that location.

Volker thanks for your close observations. The chewing gum is black, fine milliput as is the "caulking" that runs along the top. The silver frames are 3 sheet plastic trays that fit into a larger frame (like the prototype) detailed with added plastruct triangles (the hole in the triangle should be oval, but I was not able to control the drilling well enough, so I compromised). I painted them with canned spray paint (I am too lazy to use my airbrush...all that cleaning!) from the art store: first dark grey, and a little mist of mid-grey, followed by matte aluminium. I burnished the surface smooth, and filled the trays with hyrocal. I touched up the silver surface with a silver pencil and an 8B pencil and used a cotton bud to blend a little. I hope that answers your question.
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2015, 02:34:07 PM »

Beautiful! So glad to see another of your works Narayan!
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2015, 07:41:07 PM »

Narayan, looking at the paving stones brought back memories of my childhood. Here https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5105983,-0.28185,18z/data=!3m1!1e3

The town periodically sent a couple of chaps to level out the pavers and as children we would watch in awe as they lifted up the pavers with a pick-axe then rework the sand underneath them to get the offending pavers level again with the ones around them. The next image is of the house I grew up in it is the one with the low white wall and gate. they kept these pavers level enough that we could roller skate on them.

https://www.google.com/maps/@51.5103475,-0.2814672,3a,75y,299.78h,82.36t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s5y8qnUshX_Emg0BbnIEYlQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D5y8qnUshX_Emg0BbnIEYlQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D175.19246%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656

The other memory is when they lifted up the rectangular telephone service covers and made a new tap to a house, all the services were underground so for us kids this stuff was all magic.

Thanks for the memories that your realistic 3D art evokes.

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« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2015, 09:57:53 AM »

Michael, Thanks for your thoughts and reminiscences. What you said about the pick axe explains why some of the pavers have sharp chips out of them....its good to know.
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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2015, 11:41:46 AM »

This piece is in the Annual AIDS benefit at the Barbara Krakow Gallery. It opened this morning, and my piece sold right away. I feel so grateful for a chance to show it and for the piece to find a good new home.

http://www.barbarakrakowgallery.com/annual-aids-benefit-exhibition-2015

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« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2015, 11:55:21 AM »

Congratulations!
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« Reply #10 on: November 28, 2015, 01:07:09 PM »

Well done!
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« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2015, 01:39:30 PM »

Congrats, Narayan! That's good news!

Cheers,
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« Reply #12 on: November 28, 2015, 01:46:00 PM »

Sold! That is a higher compliment than most other works received. (I also find it a more appealing work of art.) Way to go, Narayan. -- Russ
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2015, 02:02:43 PM »

Yes more congratulations from me too.

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« Reply #14 on: November 28, 2015, 07:14:24 PM »

Congrats!
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