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About the Work

I photographed this work in the nave and crypt of St. Paul's Cathedral, in a newly discovered Roman cemetery, in the London Sewers and in St. Paul's Underground Station. I was partly inspired by Lewis Carroll and Alice's Adventures Underground, but my daughter and her grandfather are also there to represent our life span. 'London Layers' is about the temporality of life. This was the first work I made on my return to England from America.

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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