30th June, 2020
Here are a couple of your latest ‘RSN Postcards From Home’ — Join the Challenge!
Elīza from Riga, Latvia
Elīza is a second year RSN Degree Student. “I have been inspired by USSR architecture and have been exploring it in recent months in my practice and wanted to exercise abstracting architecture. I pixelated some of the most recognisable buildings from Riga, Latvia, and worked them in Cross Stitch to create a skyline or a map.
This was a way of coping with extreme homesickness and being stuck in London for Covid-19. The reality is I don’t know if I will be able to get home this year at all as the third year is approaching fast and I had to comfort myself with some Riga architecture.
I have included, left to right, the Latvian Television building and Tower, Academy of Sciences, Museum of Occupation, Vansu Bridge, Ministry of Agriculture, Ex Radio factory, and in the foreground is Dailes Theater and then my Apartment building of Series 602.
This little project has also been research for my third year project, as USSR architecture is a phenomenon that I really enjoy exploring.”
Paula from near Basingstoke, Hampshire
“My postcard is an interpretation of a photo I took whilst on a walk with my husband in our favourite woodland whilst the bluebells were in bloom. It has been especially important to immerse ourselves in the beauty of nature during lockdown. Our walks have been soothing to the soul.
I took part in this challenge because I wanted to help record this impactful time in our lives through the medium of stitching. Thank you for setting this challenge, I have enjoyed creating my ‘RSN Postcard From Home’.