Washing Lines / Jill Mead

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Jill’s project- whimsical, yes, of national importance, no.

All over the world people find places to hang washing and use the sun’s energy for the essential yet mundane task of drying clothes. And sometimes this creates a billowing beauty in, often, the most unlikely and unattractive places.

The fresh faced smile and honesty of a line of washing creates a desire to climb up a building, scale a garden wall or hike across a valley to chat with the washerwoman/man.

A long lens and a lot of cheek can help… Maybe, the ‘empty’ plinth in Trafalgar Square should have a washing line on it?

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