I am pleased to reveal a new print I was commissioned to design for the V & A Museum. It is A3, 3 colour, an edition of 200 and only £25 to boot. Go buy one on their website NOW! I was given the freedom to do whatever I wanted so I chose to focus on the V & A's dedication to championing the craft and skill of real tradesmen and craftsmen within its collections. Many of the pieces in V&A's collection might be disregarded as something 'commonplace' or 'ordinary' but can really be spotlighted as collection of vernacular arts. With this in mind I chose to concentrate on an everyday object: the shoe, which requires a level of expertise to be created but can often be overlooked. For this screen print I researched in to the superstitions, peculiarites and phrases that are linked with the shoe to create (what I hope is) a humorous composite celebrating its attributes!
I am an illustrator and printmaker based in East London. Research is at the heart of my practice and my work frequently explores themes of British folk lore, tradition and superstition. To see more of my work visit www.alicepattullo.com. If you have any questions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org