One of the things that has utterly enchanted me about Eureka has been its Victorian history and architecture. Everywhere you turn is another beautiful old building showing off its corbels, cornices, and lintels. I am charmed by it all, always wanting to go downtown where Mr. F & I can sit in a brick-walled cafe, under high ceilings, sunlight flooding in through the transom windows. The work of UK artist Charlotte Hardy hearkens back to the charm, warmth and attention to detail that makes these old places so irresistible.
Floors are creaky, walls a bit askew, but the charms of these places always enthrall me. It is all perfect in its imperfections. Hardy’s work has an illustrative quality to it that work so well in conveying the sweet delight of these kinds of places. Her textural surfaces recall the years of life to be found beneath the surface.
All images via the artist’s website.