Today the sun is out, so I'm taking the chance to work on these group signs for Sma' Shot Parade, which will take place in Paisley on 2nd July. The structures are made from willow withies fastened to garden cane . They were covered with plastic wrap for strength then papered first with wet strength tissue paper, and after that with coloured tissue paper. Line details were added with graffiti pens. The signs will be fastened to 3m tall painted bamboo poles, with cane crossbars to stop them from spinning around in the wind, and hanging ribbons to animate them in the wind. Structurally the aim is to make something as lightweight as possible, which will not cause a risk in bad weather. As with much Street Parade design, the visual aim is to represent community identity with something simple and recognisable, big enough to make an impact outdoors, bright, eye-catching and cheery.
I am a Glasgow based visual artist and maker.