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Continuing with the theme of Public House and Wallpaper, a pint glass etched with wallpaper print.

Using the same moulds as in Resin Moulded Wallpaper, a lead moulding was cast. Casting in a pure metal rather than a resin base creates a very different finish which is quite beautiful. It also reveals the impracticalities, and at times impossibilities of casting intricate patterns in metal.

To further the amalgamation of wallpapers from the Grapes public house, as shown in Wallpaper Amalgamation, the two original patterns have had elements taken from them and a new pattern has been created to take the process beyond just layering.

Similar to the previous laser cut patterns in Perforated Wallpaper, these were scaled at 2:1 to make much larger perforations but with the same moments of interaction and cut from 3mm clear Acrylic. These may form the basis to proposed balustrading to the rear of the Grapes public house, concentrating on the link between the pub and the river Thames.

Off-cuts from laser cutting the floral wallpaper pattern used in Perforated Wallpaper were used as initial investigative modeling for street furniture. Despite quite a literal translation of form it does show a complete change in scale and arguably, quite a lovely bench.

To further the amagamation of two of the wallpaper patterns taken from the Grapes public house, shown in post Wallpaper Amalgamation, both patterns were laser cut in MDF and overlaid on top of each other. This gives a two dimensional thing new three dimensional properties. It also creates new pattern of its own, especially due to the perforation inducing moments of revalation.

After noting the interest where all three of the wallpapers in the Grapes public house met in post More Wallpaper, two of the wallpapers were layered over each other to investigate this idea of meeting further. Above shows the stages of amalgamation of overlaying ultimately producing a hybrid pattern of the two.

The same off cuts from laser cutting wallpaper patterns that were used in More Than Wallpaper were also used for initial modeling on the shore of the Thames next to the Grapes public house. As mentioned before in the post Two Corridors, the Grapes’ relationship to the Thames is very important and the potential for an intervention here is very strong.

From laser cut patterns of one of the wallpapers from the Grapes public house, which were also used in the post More Than Wallpaper, a rubber jacket mould was taken and resin based mouldings were cast. With the resin are various other materials to make each one take on different aesthetic and tectonic properties, the materials include gold, aluminium, bronze, graphite, and onyx. Below are a selection of the mouldings.

An earlier post titled Wallpaper showed two samples of wallpaper in the Grapes public house. Here are those two again accompanied by a third. What is really interesting is the moment at which all three meet.