A collaboration with graphic artist Joanne Davies aka. Napoleons Wife.
Nazim is from the new 'personals' series in which the object is accompanied by the details of its previous owner and locality. This cabinet is covered in writings by Nazim, a teenager living in Hackney. From song lyrics to Shakespeare, to diary entries, this is a snippet into someone else's life. In order to ensure that the cabinet can be reintroduced into another person's home, a pattern was created from photographs of the garden it was found in, and is screen-printed over the surface to partially cover the writings. Each layer of this cabinet now tells a story, from the scratches, to Nazim's writing, to the screen-printed pattern. Along with the cabinet you get a transcription of the writings.
Copyright Donna Walker and Joanne Davies, 2011.
Photography Rhys Thorpe.