This is the newly renovated version of the hand tinted ‘Tree in Islington’ which was very badly damaged when Athena International printers ripped it off its thin mounting board to drum scan it for their poster in 1991!
‘Beauty emerges from the soil of the toils within which we exist, teeming with life, vibrant with the creative force. The energy and joy of creation is all around us.’ ( from the book ‘How Things Are’)
When Hag made the original black & white print for Pink Floyd’s Britannia Road recording studio in Islington North London. (The studio is just out of frame in the picture to the right of the tree trunk).
It was intended to be where hats and coats were hung. Hooks were going to be added within the tree. This did not happen as nobody could bring themselves to drill holes in the 6’ x 9’ Mural.
Hag added 7 things that people could discover whilst hanging their coats.
This is a list of the things in increasing order of difficulty……..
4. The artist Hags Eye
5. Daisy Dog
7. Beatle (Only in the black & white web image, not in the original)
8. Tree Nymph
If you click on the photograph above it will reveal a larger image where all these things can be found.
This tinted version is not found in the book ‘How Things Are’
Combination print created by Hag by Combination printing. Surreal photography