SecretCities

Architectural Drawings

Dublin, Leinster | 8 Sales

SecretCities

Architectural Drawings

Dublin, Leinster 8 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Note from shop owner Welcome to Secret Cities!

Unfortunately we're taking a small vacation at the moment, but we'll be back soon with more hidden architectural gems!

Note from shop owner

Last updated on 15 May, 2019

Welcome to Secret Cities!

Unfortunately we're taking a small vacation at the moment, but we'll be back soon with more hidden architectural gems!

Debbie

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Debbie

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Crumbling and Down-at-Heel, But No Less Lovely

I'm an artist and designer living in the centre of Dublin. I've spent years wandering the city, memorising beautiful pieces of masonry in unusual places. Now, after forcing friends, family, and passing tourists to crane their necks, I've begun to document my favourite views in pen & ink portraits. It's much kinder, and less likely to lead to falling over bollards.

The works at Secret Cities owe much to book illustration, and it's definitely not accidental. I refer to the images as 'portraits' rather than architectural studies. My aim has been to give the images a narrative element, as I'm not alone in daydreaming about buildings as I walk past. The architecturally curious are the reason for curtains!

For that reason, most of the views I choose are not the common tourist images of Dublin. They're crumbled, a little down-at-heel, but no less lovely than some of the better known, and better loved chunks of the city. They're the bits you enjoy as you walk home from work, where you got lost on the first day of your holiday, or maybe they just remind you of a place you love without thinking about it, wherever you are.

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    I'm an artist and designer living in the centre of Dublin. I've spent years wandering the city, memorising beautiful pieces of masonry in unusual places. Pen & ink are my weapons of choice, on quality watercolour paper.

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