Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Spring Portraits

  1. Photos taken with a model of Able Seaman Simon, a famous ships' cat who was injured by shrapnel during the Yangtse Incident in 1949, He was awarded the Dickin medal posthumously for cheering up the hospitalised crew who were badly injured during the attack. Portraits were made by tracing with carbon paper, that old standby. I had to explain the original use of carbon in the context of typewriters which are yet another alien concept for today's child. The pictures were painted in watercolour and mounted onto cardboard which had been decorated with straws and painted.

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