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Chinese Whispers

This work is a direct play on the tin can telephone, a children’s toy which is a type of acoustic speech-transmitting device made up of two tin cans and attached with a taut string.

Taking the fond memories of this as a child. I looked at deconstructing the components of the cans and began to experiment with their properties through the use of embossing and drypoint etching. Combined with this medium is another form of communication - Morse code, a system in which letters are represented by dots and dashes.

This decorative and pattern like coded language has been used in this situation to depict some well-known nursery rhymes.

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