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Guy McKinley

420 x 297 | GF Smith Colourplan pristine white paper 175gsm
Unique, limited edition, print. The print is numbered and branded with a unique MASI stamp.

Guy writes (abridged): "I really struggled with this brief initially, I just couldn’t get a handle on something of real interest to me from Manchester that was also historically significant. Portraits of famous sons and daughters of Manchester was not really playing to my strengths, this also ruled out the famous buildings too. So out of the three elements of the brief person/building or thing, I chose thing.

I asked and asked around and did a bit of research and a few options started to appear, lots of historical moments that are significant to the area. I knew at the back of my mind I had heard about Alan Turing before and his development of computers and code breaking etc.

The idea was to represent both the birth place of computing and the ultra modern from of computing thats perfectly illustrated by the new Apple computers. Sleek, small and computers in comparison to the scale of the BABY they represent the size of any one component from the original computer. Its amazing to think that the speed at which technology has flown since its inception and it all came from this huge room full of metal, valves and switches in Manchester University."