BORING STORIES: ILLUMINATING THE MUNDANE
Boring Stories is a series of oil paintings on handmade card in the style of the illuminated manuscript. The works contain a short text hand painted in calligraphic script.
The project stemmed from my experience of seeing eyes glaze over and minds wander off when I think I am being very interesting.
I have listed thoughts, snippets of conversation and words that have resonated- most of which repeat in my head as I deliver mail on my postie round. The handmade card grounds are recycled mail-tray tickets.
The style of the illuminated manuscript has been used to play with privilege and tradition. I have substituted the sacred for the banal, in order to allude to privileging of consumerism and instant gratification. The project presents a humorous take on contemporary routine and priority by illuminating the quotidian