Self-portrait in felt

Finger puppet self-portrait in New Regent Street, Christchurch, 2010.Student project – mixed media, drawing and photography.

Finger puppet self-portrait in New Regent Street, Christchurch, 2010.
Student project – mixed media, drawing and photography.

A fun, three-day project.

I have always loved the Spanish Mission style architecture of New Regent Street. The pastel green, yellow and blue façades are like the icing on the cake of central Christchurch. The street was opened on 1st April 1932. Happy 80th birthday, New Regent Street.

The street suffered some damage during Canterbury’s recent earthquakes but has survived remarkably well. It is, however, in the city’s no-go Red Zone. There are plans to restore the street and to try and reopen it by Christmas 2012.

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