Cumbrian Blue(s): Spode Works Closed; Three Gorges...After the Dam 2
- Art Funded
- Diameter 31.5 cm
- Paul Scott
In each, a sense of loss, disturbance and disorientation is created by the artist overlaying traditionally printed plates with contemporary designs. In the five plates entitled Spode Works Closed, views of the closed works appear superimposed on the factoryÂ’s iconic Blue Italian printed pattern. Meanwhile in Three Gorges, two flying doves Â– a traditional feature of willow pattern designs Â– catch our eye at the top of a plate that appears to be drowning in a huge deluge of water. Across this strange flood, an incongruous cruise ship makes serene progress (main illustration).