This was the response to a brief entitled “God Save The Queens English”, I decided to take an alternative approach citing my local dialect as the language that should be saved. The dialect is that of my hometown of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire which is the birthplace of writer D.H. Lawrence who wrote many of his poems in local dialect. A series of four one off A1 prints where hand rendered in charcoal in relation to the town’s coal mining history. In addition, a limited run of zines were also produced, each has a different local word on the cover which is also in charcoal. The charcoal was left unsealed so that each zine would transform as it was handled by it’s owner.
Since then the results of this project have been included as part of the da3 shop in Nottingham celebrating local talent. If you are interested in displaying the prints in your shop or gallery, or want to enquire about buying a print, poster or zine, please feel free to get in touch.