Residencies 1992-2014 > Universal Building Society. Counting the Cash, Steady Rain
Universal Building Society. Counting the Cash, Steady Rain
2003, Oil on canvas
91 x 101 cm

Behind the tills at the Berwick branch on a grey rainy day. I made about 50 drawings during my 2 days there and several were of the hands of the teller as she counted out bank notes to the waiting customers. There something very interesting for me about these large meditations on office life, the way a poster promoting a new product looks surrealy out of place in the daily routine of town life, the way a cup of coffee goes cold on the counter or the way the colour of the ceiling changes from yellowish to purplish as the cool daylight interacts with the warm interior strip lights.0
©2004 Tom McElderry