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An Eye in Wrexham

By Stewart MacKellar
May 2007, Wrexham
A digital story from Capture Wales

"Well my name is Stewart MacKellar. I started off by walking around Wrexham just trying to get ideas, my interests and what jumped out at me and I came across a bike shop cos my main interest is mountain-biking, Yeah, I go up to Llandegla on a mountain-bike track. I've mountain-biked for about 3 years and I've been like over Wales and I go over jumps and go round burns and just get a really big adrenalin rush out of it. I really enjoy it.

I was going through a little market in Wrexham and I saw this Scottish flag and I thought that was perfect, my nationality, you know. I found this little horse. I felt like a 3 year old and I decided to start rocking on it and have a good time (laughs).

The colour yellow is like totally different because there wasn't any interest, so I thought, quite literally, I caught things that are yellow. The double yellow lines, I mean, they're everywhere, everyone knows it. And I wanted to play with people's minds a bit and so I cut out the word yellow in a different colour other than yellow. Cut it out in green and then put it on to orange background - that's interesting - that's not yellow - (laughs) and you're reading.

For some reason I came across a lot of like rectangular square shapes. So I came across this gate, it was like a layered gate. Also, the same effect with the pictures from the market. That looked really good.

I went into a traditional like pub in Wrexham. I saw this Welsh flag just above this old lady sitting there, just having her afternoon pint. Quite a lot of people smoke in Wrexham I notice so I got an old ash tray off the top of a bin and I took like fag butt ends, and lined up quite an interesting balance and I thought it looked quite like a street as well. I don't have any connection to it because I don't smoke or anything but I just think that works really well.

I really like seeing people's reactions to my work."

Your comments

"I really like the picture of the layered fence! pretty neat. Overall you story was alright." Jenn from Canada, Jan 2008.

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