Redditch Watertower Series
Colourful Artist Steve Pound from Colourdrunk.com takes the famous Redditch Landmark, the Watertower located in Headless Cross in the town can be seen for miles and miles around the town across worcesterhire. Pound transforms it into an explosion of urban surreality, psychedelic sensations and positive madness in this mindbending fine art series…
A Recent exhibition in May 2017 at the POP UP Gallery which is run by AIR (Arts in Redditch) had the following press coverage from the Redditch Standard:
The iconic landmark has become so much of an obsession for artist Steve Pound that he’s turned it into a spaceship, an alien craft, a fishing platform, “King Kong’s Skyscraper” and much more….
Now a selection of the 43-year-old’s unique ‘Water Tower Series’ is featuring in the pop-up gallery organised by Arts in Redditch in Walford Walk. “I started with a few ideas and it’s just mushroomed from there,” said Steve.
One such is his take on global warming, featuring, of course, the water tower….
“The sea in the picture is actually a photo I took of Weymouth Bay, and it just fascinates me to take an image and turn it into reality,” said Steve.
“Global warming is such a concern – the picture shows Redditch after the seas have risen showing just the water tower left of our town.” Steve studied fine art at college and has made frequent returns to education to keep up to date with the latest techniques and technology, allowing him to branch out into all areas: “from pigment to pixels”.
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