Portrait of a Taipei Neighborhood is a detailed drawing of Tonghua Night Market and the streets around it. This area has been my home for over 10 years and I wanted this drawing to capture all the people and places that have been part of my life, either big or small, over my time here. Fortunately this is a lively area with busy morning and night markets so there was plenty to include! My hope is that many other people who know this area will recognize parts of their own lives within it. They may even recognize themselves!
I spent a long time in the streets here trying to observe and record as much as possible. I also included a huge amount from my own life, from the restaurants I like to eat in to my shopping list at the morning market. Several friends and housemates make appearances as do local animals and unusual vehicles. I wanted to make this as recognizably Taiwan as I could! This was always intended to be a little more lighthearted than some of my other work so if you have a good eye you may spot the shark fin in the Wenchang St River or the billboard with a pirate for the shop that sells pet parrots. You'll find something new each time you look. I drew this over a long enough period I've forgotten some of the earlier stuff I put on, so I find something new each time too!
This drawing is available as a beautiful limited edition canvas print. You have the choice of color or black and white. Limited to a total of 20 large and 20 medium sized prints.
The large canvas print size is 100 x 65 cm but the print includes a 5 cm white border for stretching around a wooden frame. This takes the total size to 110 x 75 cm .
The mid sized print is 75 x 50 cm , with a 5 cm border that takes it to 85 x 60 cm. This may seem similar to the large size print but it's about 35% smaller!
There will be no smaller sizes as the details would be hard to see.
If you would like a fine art paper print instead I can also make that for the same price and it will be included in the limited series
Shipping within Taiwan is included in the price