It was great to finally see the project I had been working on for a while finally came together last week! This printed mural came about as a result of a commission by Essential Edinburgh and was kindly supported by the Prince’s Foundation, Edinburgh Unesco City of Literature and the Roxburghe Hotel. Rose Street is located in Edinburgh’s New Town and is a vibrant pedestrianised zone well known for its shops and many pubs which hosted the ‘Rose Street Poets’ during the 1950’s and 60’s. The poetry displayed within the frame is by poets associated with Rose Street or Edinburgh and will be rotating with the seasons. All motives are papercuts, cut by hand and then enlarged for print onto large vinyl sheets, printed and fitted to the walls by Totem Signs, which have done a great job!
Here are some images of the actual shapes, hand cut out of paper.