Twelve Short Walks 08
Edition of 42
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.