FRESH 2017 ONLINE SHOWCASE

JON SPENCER — BY THE LIGHT OF A SILVERY MOON

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Original black & white postcards of traditional English seaside resorts are physically inlaid with bejeweled & saturated versions of the same image created by the retoucher's brush. Windows glow, festoons light up or are invented and more often than not a silvery moon appears in the sky. Research revealed that these gaudy visions of night time were based on daylight b&w images already issued as postcards, a minor collecting addiction has brought the two parts together. Each piece has been assembled from two original postcards and is a unique piece.

Website: www.jonspencer.co.uk