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T’was bright but t’was but a dream (keyring and original)

For our inaugural visit to City of Colours in Birmingham last year we painted a giant (5m x 5m) version of this piece and since I currently have access to a laser cutter thought I’d commemorate it with a keyring (5cm x 5cm) sized memento. I’m still not entirely sure where I stand on whether one should attempt to paint laser engraved items or whether that detracts from the point of laser engraving them in the first place. The artist in me wants to paint them but sometimes they just look better as plain wood. Plus they are complete fecker to paint properly. I’m still undecided however.

If you’ve ever had a dream so real that upon waking you need to take a couple of minutes to work out exactly what’s going on then you’ve probably got some idea of the inspiration behind the original piece. A half remembered memory of something that really never was. It sounds quite vague but makes for a good picture (and keyring). Right, what’s next to get lasered?

Cheers

id-iom

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T’was bright but t’was just a dream – id-iom @ City of Colours 2016

T'was bright but t'was just a dream - id-iom @ City of Colours 2016

T’was bright but t’was just a dream – id-iom @ City of Colours 2016

For our first trip up to City of Colours in Birmingham we’d been allotted a nice big wall in the Rainbow Arena to chuck some paint at. Given that it was our inaugural trip and we were working alongside a heavyweight lineup we were determined to make as good as impression as possible and decided to go with ‘T’was bright but t’was just a dream’. If you’ve ever had a dream so real that upon waking you need to take a couple of minutes to work out exactly what’s going on then you’ve probably got some idea of the inspiration behind the piece. A half remembered memory of something that really never was. It sounds quite vague but makes for a good picture. We even managed to get a cheeky little Birmingham reference in there with the latin motto of Birmingham Uni ‘Per Ardua Ad Alta’ which translates as ‘through difficulties to the heights’ which is probably quite fitting considering the size of the wall.

Once we’d finished it was time to catch up with some of the other artists and check out what everyone else had managed to pull out on the day. If you’ve not been before then it’s definitely worth a visit. Let’s hope we get accepted again next time…

Cheers

id-iom

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City of Colours

Testing, Testing. Here’s a quick taste of one of the small elements for our upcoming piece at City of Colours this weekend. Cutting the City of Colours stencil proved trickier than first anticipated but I got there in the end…

Cheers

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