Tinker Tailor 2020
Series of eight exhibition panels
The stained glass panels were inspired by the old fortune-telling rhyme ‘Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man or thief?’
During Lockdown I was reminded of two sketches I had made almost 20 years ago of stained glass panels illustrating Tailor and Soldier. I posted the sketches on Instagram and discovered they were made in the 1930’s by Charles Paine and Daisy Luther and Tinker and Sailor also existed. While sketching them I began thinking about how the theme could be retold with a contemporary twist to reflect the tremendous effort of the community during the Covid crisis. From the building of the Nightingale hospitals to the cleaners in care homes, and from Thursday night clapping to supporting those people who suddenly had no income, the eight panels reflect daily life in 2020.
Dimensions: Each panel 40cm x 25cm unframed
1 Furze Lane