• London Modelled With Old Novels And Singed To Show WWII Bombing

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    These delicate paper structures by Matthew Picton, on show now at Sumarria Lunn Gallery, look appealing as a work of art, but also contain hidden layers of meaning. The four panels are representations of Bloomsbury, Clerkenwell (a little dubiously), Waterloo and Southwark. More than that, they are charred to represent damage sustained by these quarters during the Second World War. Picton used official bomb damage maps to accurately scorch his cityscape.

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