Proposal For A Soup Kitchen
'Proposal For a Soup Kitchen' aims to combine two essentially fraudulent and fantastic visual tricks. The first being the use of an isometric viewpoint of a space and the second being the use of marbled paper. Both techniques allude to ideas that surround fakery; the diagram projects a sense of order when in reality the space itself at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London has changed many times. It evolved from a nineteenth century gallery space to a military canteen during the Second World War, then through a period of dereliction before returning to a gallery space. Marbled paper reminds us of luxury without spending or of a mere transformation into a material that it isn't. The colours are arranged by elevation, each representing a different element to the structure and the obvious clashes intend to confuse the eye. The collage is finished with a pen outline to emphasize the graphic element to the work and to make the whole image balance on the central axis.