The design for this was already produced so I and was commissioned to paint it onto the gable end of a building near the centre of Uxbridge. It was actually quite a difficult project as the design had to be adjusted considerably to fit and wrap around the building. After taking precise measurement on site, I created a stencil for the whole design using a vector plotter with a ‘pounce’ attachment. This creates tiny reference holes in the stencil which you can push soot through to transfer the basic image onto a wall. Although I used a digital plotter, the actual technique of pouncing itself is ancient and is exactly the same way Michaelangelo transferred his studio designs onto the Sistine Chapel ceiling.

As the image was painted using traditional signwriting techniques and was on such a large scale, I got together a team of 4 other artists to assist me.