art by sandra fadayel
This weekend, I’m taking part in Parallax Art Fair, at Chelsea Hall. So, I thought it was only appropriate to feature an artwork that’s been inspired by this super-cool city.
There’s something about the rain that’s such an important part of the culture in London; cold and grey, light drizzles and downpours. Consistent pitter-patters, or a shower that springs out of nowhere in the middle of a seemingly “summer” day.
I personally prefer a beach. But still, I love London and I visit at least once a year to get much-needed doses of art, design culture, ‘real’ city grittiness, and quality time with my sisters and old friends. Not to forget people-watching from a cosy spot with a delicious ham-and-cheese toastie in hand.
When it came to selecting a handful of shots to share with you in this post, I found it really hard to edit down. Street graffiti shots mixed with neo-gothic architecture, modern art sculptures at the Tate and beautiful plates from the C16 at the V&A museum, fun times with my sisters, and random pavement patterns. So, here it is – a mish-mash of the pieces that caught my eye, and influenced some of my artworks.
Featured Piece: London Rains
This is a collage that was inspired by a parade of birch trees outside the Tate Modern. And, it was inspired on one of those rainy summer days. I’m featuring it as part of my art showcase at Parallax, in London this weekend.