Here is the process video for the piece I posted the other day
I did this piece for the upcoming @FestivalAmerica. The art component of the festival was organized by @p.a.s.c.a.l.i.n.e The opening will be September 19th at 7pm. Check their website for details.
For the literary festival, I chose to do works that were inspired by, or associated with, literary works. This piece, titled “Ten Bells” was inspired by one of the most gruesome killers in history, Jack the Ripper. Jack the ripper has proven to be a continual source of inspiration for books such as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Robert Louis Stevensons “Strange case Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde” and dozens of others.
The Ten Bells pub was associated with two of Jack the Rippers victims - Annie Chapman and Mary Kelly. Annie Chapman drank at the pub before she ws murdered, and Mary Jane Kelly was a prostitute who took on the pavement outside the pub to look for clients.
Originally the pub stood at 12 Red Lion Street, but when the building was torn down, it moved to Commercial Street.
The pub was originally known as “Eight Bells Alehouse” because the Church that it was next too had eight bells in the steeple. The name change in 1788 when the church got a new set of chimes, and as you might guess, the new chimes had 10 “bells”. #JackTheRipper#TenBells#TheTenBells#London#FestivalAmerica#loganhicks#stencilmaster#arturbaincontemporain#contemporaryurbanart#streetartparis#expositionparis