Zacron Masquerades as an artist for the Coronation
The artist's father was a prolific artist, multi-media craftsman and inventor.
In the year of the coronation, flags, shields and bunting decorated the suburbs
of South London. In an age of greater childhood innocence, balanced with strict
parential control, the annual town carnival brought exhiliaration, fuelling a desire
for an eventful more glamorous lifestyle, that other world which appeared only to
exist in films, magazines and on nine-inch television screens.
The artist found himself a vehicle for his father's tireless imagination. He once had
to walk over three miles with his head painted white, inside a simulated glass
museum display case, surrounded by ancient relics. He represented the head of
Mithras, the Roman God, excavated in London that same year.
He won first prize in the school 'fancy costume' competition. Both father and son
are seen here, ironically masquerading as artists. The family car literally framed to
make 'The first 3D Royal Academy picture', complete with paletts on each wheel.
Birds and clouds were suspended inside the area of the frame!
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