Art Name & Concept:
(Sketch paintings on wall)
Thomas Powell, Penang
The Dining Room
Some pieces in this body of work were essential to the design of the map included in ‘PENANG, An inside guide to its historic homes, buildings, monuments and parks’ and are the originals from which the map was created.
The theme is a theatrically visual way of representing the romantic notions behind travel and exploration. The pieces can be seen as a collection of the archaic and modern, maps and charts, flora and fauna, peoples and places, both past and present. These pieces combine to form an imaginary archive and background to the lives and experiences of travellers and explorers both current and in times gone by.