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MyRoom Award 2018

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Muralled Egyptian Lounge

Simon Edwards

Mill Hill 

I've transformed my lounge into an Egyptian tomb with tromp l'oeil murals covering all of the walls and ceiling for a large living space that covers both the lounge and dining room. Really wanted to "open up" the room and convey a sense of space and depth but also using a very warm colour palette. This was all done over a 3 year period. The dining room takes the mural "outside" the tomb and has a sunrise over the banks of the Nile. Other walls "inside" the tomb are covered in heiroglyphics in a state or ruin, chambers with statues and also has scarab beetles, snakes and scorpions lying in the cracks and shadows. I've also put many of my friends' names in heiroglyphs (using the ancient Egyptian "alphabet") on the wall behind Tutankhamun's head. Can only show you a few photos but hopefully it does it justice!
This was all done with acrylic paints and acrylic glaze, building up layers. The scene's are all made up, not taken from photos and come from my love of the aesthetic of ancient Egypt and it's mythology.

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  • Vinnie Rafter 30 days ago

    The detailing is stunning

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  • Anna de Buisseret 30 days ago

    The attention to detail is immense as are the perspectives and proportions. The colours are vibrant and yet welcoming and cosy :) It feels like you’re transported into ancient Egypt and another time :)

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  • Sarah 30 days ago

    Love the details and theme. Beautiful work!!

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