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Through the looking glass

Many people walking down Mortimer Street will have seen the artistic creations of our resident artist Sarah Maycock, on the window from Superior Replacement Windows on Fitzroy Place’s marketing suite. Sarah, who has been working on the project for the last two years, talks about the inspiration behind her work at Fitzroy Place.

“When I was approached to work on the Fitzroy Place project, I was blown away by the cultural heritage of the area and the sheer number of inspirational figures who have links with it. Throughout the project therefore, it has been very important to me that my illustrations not only consider the heritage of the area, but also the coming together of the old and the new. Respecting the past, but acknowledging the future.

“The way that the contemporary modern buildings work so seamlessly with the preserved original architecture, and also how my ink drawings could be used in communicating this, was very appealing to me.

“The project has also allowed my work to be translated into many different formats: maps, portraits, architectural drawings, framed prints, installations, window murals, books and even on a taxi. It’s very satisfying being involved with a project over several years and it’s been a real pleasure showcasing such a vibrant and culturally relevant area through my work at Fitzroy Place.”

About the artist, Sarah Maycock:
Sarah was chosen as one of twelve of the most promising graduates in 2011 by world renowned Design Blog ‘It’s Nice That’ which is read by over 350,000 members of the international design community each month. She has exhibited two years running at the contemporary graphic arts exhibition ‘Pick Me Up’.

To view more of Sarah’s works please visit www.sarahmaycock.co.uk

To view a short film about Sarah please click here.

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