28 x 27 cm
Pen and ink on cotton board
Portobello visually describes the area around Portobello Road, a street in the Notting Hill district of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in west London. As it does, it traces a period of walking its environs, brought about by a month-long stay in the area. Drawn on location, the piece was built on the stories, facts and fables acquired through conversations with locals, as well as through ongoing empirical observation. Capturing a street view behind the Westway elevated carriageway, Portobello celebrates the vibrant culture of the iconic street market – its history and its community.