Before the counting’s done…
Local Illustrator/Designer, Brandon has produced work that has been sold across the UK including: Waitrose, ASDA, Clintons & UK Greetings He works with the Wisbech and Fenland Museum on ideas to support young artists. He has kindly sent us some of his pieces of Wisbech, …
What can be done
Is there ever a way
To recover a town
That has long had its day
Fought hard for reform
But who will campaign
For a town so forlorn
The cars on the bypass
Are all we hear now
The grinding of gears
That drown out the plough
The betting shop shutters
Slam down with regret
Whilst girls in pink tracksuits
The greenbelt’s been sold off
The horse has been knackered
The buildings are crumbling
The people are tattered
No jobs for the boys here
No shifts at the dock
Who wants to invest
In a town they forgot
The meetings, the Quangos
The best talking heads
Can’t give CPR
And revive what is dead
They’ll call in the diggers
And knock it all down
Then make a big car park
Of this once proud town
I was inspired due to the way the world had changed during the start of coronavirus, everything was nearly the same but not quite right so I wanted to create a piece of work to reflect this.
The strange wonderland world appealed to me and I decided to paint my version of it. The clock where the hands don’t move represented the limbo we were all in during lockdown.
Here’s just a couple of pieces of Luke’s, check out his instagram for more!
Luke tells us:
I’m working on new stuff all the time and hopefully getting better.
Roll up, roll up have I got a bargain for you
All the social distances you need
Measures for all.
A size that fits
For you, and you and you and you
Let’s start with something simple
Just half as long as a Volkswagen Beetle
The length of a King size bed
9/10 as tall as an artificial Christmas tree
1 and 1/5 times as tall as Napoleon
What about some landmarks?
1/25 as tall as Nelson’s column
1/30 as tall as the leaning tower of Pisa
1/45 as tall as the statue of liberty
1/50 as tall as Big Ben
For the golfers 40 times as tall as a golf tee
And the plane spotters
1/35 the wingspan of a 747
20,000 times the thickness of a strand of hair
Something for everyone
0.000000005 times the distance from the earth to the moon.
1,500 times the length of a grain of sand.
1,000, 000 times the length of an E.coli bacterium.
1, 500,000,000 times the length of a glucose molecule
You at the back
What does that add up to?
Give the girl a prize
15 people in a queue