Thursday, May 07, 2009

Nostalgic shed art: Duncan Wilson

Duncan Wilson has found shed-shaped inspiration for his Arts Foundation Degree in Fine Art Practice at Cornwall College Camborne. When asked to create something that represented belonging, Duncan - whose father was a market gardener - decided to recreate the allotment shed he remembers his father building during the 1950s (pictured above).

Using recycled wooden pallets and sheets of rusty corrugated steel he has built a replica of his father's beloved shed which Duncan associates strongly with his father and his love of gardening. The inside displays a series of photographs from Duncan's family album showing the original shed and his father, alongside family memorabilia and his father's tools. Other students in the art department have worked on the barren plot of land where Duncan built his shed and created their own allotment planted with vegetables and flowers.

The shed will be the centrepiece at Cornwall College's Cultural Diversity Fair at The Eden Project on Saturday 16 May.
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