Brush and Indian ink drawing with light pencil underdrawing on grey pastel paper drawn from life in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The title is due to people's response to the female character on the right resembling Her Majesty. There were originally four people, but one left early and the outline can be seen by the central figure. I prefer to leave underdrawings as people like to see the process.
Last November Mark and I started making a diary. I visited him everyday for a week and asked what had happened since last I saw him. Mark has spent time sleeping rough in the Strand area; he sells the Big Issue. At first he remained anonymous, but then he wanted to let readers know his name.
The recordings in this posting, made just before Christmas 2010, are rather different. Mark decided to make his own diary, borrowing one of the Strandlines audio recorders. Read more »
Work is still going on, long after Bazalgette.
On Wednesday last week I was given a new perspective on the Strand area. Certainly I had walked its lines before: I had been to Temple tube station, the arches under the Adelphi, Embankment Park, the Cole Hole, and Lincoln’s Inn Fields. Yet, I shall now look these familiar places and spaces differently: they have been enriched by the stories I heard on Wednesday night. Read more »