Bleak 3

To reflect the dismal subject matter of the sketches, they have been drwan and painted on recycled scraps of cardboard packaging.

 

They are mounted in low-value picture frames, most of which have been rescued from a house clearance. The mounts are coloured with leftover paint that would otherwise have been thrown away.

 

The total cost of the materials used to draw, paint and mount the series was less than £25

 

Proceeds of the sale of these sketches will go to planting thousands of trees in Madagascar, a country with an ecosystem that has suffered for many years from neglect and mismanagement.

 

Much like most of these buildings.

 

 

 

 

The sketches are currently being exhibited as a group at The Duke in Duke Street, Sutton Coldfield.

 

From 6 May until 1 June 2019 they will be exhibited at The Gunmakers Arms in Bath Street, Birmingham.

 

Throughout this period bids will be accepted for each of the artworks, the highest bid will be accepted in July, however much that is. The proceeds from the sale will go, less any venue commission, to reforestation projects in Madagascar.

 

To place a bid simply send your name, the name of the artwork and the bid amount to bleak@verticalplanes.org

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