Artist's description:

One of a series of original wood engravings exploring the dynamic atmosphere and distinctive architecture of the London Underground. This piece depicts Bethnal Green station on the Central line - quiet, save for a lone figure and the distant glow of a train's lights in the tunnel.

As a former Tube commuter myself, I know that - packed full of busy travellers every day - the Underground can very easily be taken for granted. By choosing unusual angles and perspectives of near-deserted stations, my aim in this series of artworks is to help the viewer to rediscover and better appreciate these incredible subterranean man-made structures.

In some of these pieces I have substituted great artworks for the stations' advertisement posters. In this case, Edvard Munch's The Scream echoes a tragic episode in Bethnal Green station's history, when it was used as an air raid shelter during World II. On 3 March 1943, 173 people lost their lives in a crush while descending the steps into the shelter.

Note: Actual image size is 14x17cm. Hand-printed on a larger sheet of paper to allow for mounting and framing. This work is also available framed - please contact the artist for details.

Materials used:

Wood engraving, ink on paper

View Subterranea 8: Bethnal Green (2017)


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This artwork is sold by Rebecca Coleman from United Kingdom

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