Weeds in Flight

Weeds in Flight

Artist – William Vinegrad

Design Description

Taking inspiration from the wastelands that surround the Hedon Road area where Amy practiced flying her plane at the aerodrome. My moth is covered in painted flora inspired by the weeds that grow within these industrialised areas. I aim to take these small weeds and encourage the viewer to appreciate them and in turn appreciate their surroundings. I reinterpret these weeds by creating kaleidoscopic harmony through drawing, and microscopic wonder through photography. Through photography I take the tiny and make it huge raising my subjects against the sky for astonished admiration. Moths like weeds are understated creatures muted in colour and too deserve a platform.

Artist Statement

My name is William Vinegrad, I am 25 and studied Fine Art at Newcastle University. In my practice, I work with the industrial landscape, getting a kick out of the ‘gritty’ North. I have recently moved back to Hull, to live and work as a practicing Artist who recently co-opened ‘GROUND’ – a cultural hub based at No. 60 Beverley Road, consisting of a Gallery space, Bookshop, Printing-press and Studios. We at GROUND have recently held our opening festival ‘Mammal Jam’ and will continue to provide for the community up to and throughout 2017.