This WordPress.com site is for my painting.
Whereas ‘Like A Forest Fire’ features a relatively new housing development, this painting depicts houses that are yet to be completed, as well as an advertisement showing us exactly what they will be like when they are. Prospective buyers have to imagine how they might convert the cold show-home into something that feels like their home. The scaffolding supports the only remaining wall of what used to be the local pub, a focal point of the community for so many years, which is now being converted into flats.
Initially it may appear that this painting is split diagonally into two separate works, only for the bottom half to reveal itself as a painting of the architect’s representation of the finished estate. I like the idea of a picture within a picture.
From The Campaign For Drawing website in reference to The John Ruskin Prize 2104 exhibition: “whilst a witty offering from Sean Williams in ‘It Haunts It’ paints the familiar scene of a development with a vision of the future plastered all over a hoarding that mocks and conceals the past behind it.”