After months using The Temple Church, London as the backdrop for a large scale panting (studies on show at Draw 14, Menier Gallery, London 6-18 October 2014) which will be used as part of the 2015 Jerusalem Biennial, I have grown to love the architecture of this unique, circular Templar church. Using the front part of the church here, with all its glorious arches as the backdrop I added in angels and demons that I imaged crawling up through the floor, down ladders and through doors and windows.
The method is dotwork. This is a painstaking process which I became interested in whilst working in the tattoo industry, where handpoking uses this dot by dot process. Using ink pen nibs ranging from 0.005 mm to 0.8 mm this was a real labour of love.
The drawing is framed (float mounted) in white wood and glazed. The frame is trade guild quality with hanging wires.
Ink on paper