Twelve Short Walks 04

Additional information




Edition of 42

Sheet Size

Sheet size: 41 x 49.5 cm (16 x 19 ½ in)


Signed by the artist & numbered on reverse


Published in 2005


Shaw draws his subject matter from the Tile Hill estate, near Coventry,  where he grew up. Working from an archive of photographs he took of the estate, Shaw constantly revisits the scenes of his adolescence. Twelve Short Walks is like a storyboard with a biographical background. He made small-size drawings, and transferred them onto acetate sheets. Shaw believes the uncanny mood emanating from the resulting images is due to the workings of the unknown in the ribbon of neglected woodland edging the estate. Twelve Short Walks is a series of moments, rather than a single moment in time.