Mural. Wood and wall.

I was asked to create a mural recently for ONCA gallery, Brighton to celebrate their Summer season of exhibitions focussing on woods and forests. I’m not so good with heights but managed to get to the top with help from tall volunteers.The painting is based on tree rings and you can see it clearly, peering at passersby like a giant iris, from some way down the street. Lots of ‘locally-colourful’ people stopped to chat (and offer help!) and some of the time I was being filmed by Gina Gawecki who makes documentary features about artists. There was absolutely no room to be self conscious and despite the attention, the fear of heights and arm and neck strain, I really enjoyed myself!

Helen Cann beginning the muralhalf way through the mural

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