“Hat Sketch”.

by timpughartist

“Hat Sketch” is the first artwork of a major self initiated project I am undertaking.I recently visited a deserted derelict former hat production and distribution factory in Cleator Moor in Cumbria.I was drawn to the huge open interior spaces inside and felt like that the place had potential in which to experiment with man made materials.I have been increasingly drawn to the idea of working with cast off man made debris and the factory is the perfect location in which to experiment with creating temporary installation and drawing.The hat sketch was drawn onto an old wooden board adhered to a wall using charcoal and chalk and was copied from an old hat catalogue found on the premises.The drawing reflects the former use of the factory and was left at the site to gradually fade away. The factory is an exciting place to work and feels like a gallery in which I can create art and leave it in situ.At times though it is a cold inhospitable place in which to work ,open to the elements as the roof has been removed but with views of the Lake District fells to compensate.