Elegy Newcastle, UK
This work took place over the course of a one-month residency in Newcastle at the invitation of artist group, The Blue Cowboys. Elegy is painted over the surface of six floors of a condemned city centre department store What Everyone Wants by the artist (supported by Newcastle University Mountaineering Club) abseiling across all six floors of the building. The resulting work is an elegy (developed around a story of love and loss based on the popular Mills & Boon romantic fiction) to the people of Newcastle who shopped in the store. The finished work remained for approximately one year and was demolished with the building during city centre wide renovations.