Malakoff (2011) is a celebration of my love of corrugated iron. Like many of the images of the ‘Twelve’ series, Malakoff appears to be part of a larger structure the edges of which are not known. There is no sky, background or foreground to distract the attention, just the varying corrugated iron elements and others details, colour and texture. Windows and doors photographed in different locations have been scaled so that the finished image holds together as a structure.
The main focus of attention is the Malakoff sign, from a building at the docks in Lerwick, Shetland. With this piece I’ve also added more shading which, with the juxtaposition of some of the images, suggests something closer to three dimensions. I’ve considered making a 2½D piece, cutting up the images and fixing them to different thicknesses of card or foam board before reassembling the image. Perhaps a job for a long winter evening!