Changing Times by Janet Brooke is a mono and screen print that captures the passing of time. In the case of the shop fronts, the build up of signage, paint, labels and notices are applied one on top of another, echoing the ever changing nature of London in particular.
Drawn to the texture and the washed out signage with fading and flaking paint on the walls, Janet captures these images of shop fronts and street furniture using monoprint to get the texture of the scrubbed out walls. Once satisfied with the build up of texture, a complex multi-layered screen print is applied.
She says of ‘Changing Times’
“This was one of the small streets off Brick Lane sometime in the 1980s when these once busy shopping streets where rather derelict and about to be developed.”
Brooke was inspired to capture these neglected aspects of our urban environment, recognising that soon they would be gone, and the memory of them would fade much like the paint on the fascia.
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Billy's Snack Bar, 1986
Shop Local, 1987
Take A Seat, 2000
Chemists Shop, 2000
Telephone, Telephone, 1997
Changing Times, 2001
At The End Of The Day, 1999
Take A Seat, Framed, Janet Brooke
Shop Local, Framed, Janet Brooke
Cafe, Framed, Janet Brooke
Changing Times, Framed, Janet Brooke
House by the Gas Works, Framed, Janet Brooke
The Way We Were Exhibition, Janet Brooke
Complex Screen Prints by Janet Brooke
You can hear Janet Brooke talking about her prints here.