Hong Kong House, 2009
The starting point for this work came from French town planning in 19th century Shanghai: During the French Concession the authorities planted Platane trees along the roadsides to shade themselves from the sunlight, a French neo-colonial motif it was used by Dalton in a commission for a new home constructed house in Hong Kong belonging to a French family who had moved from Shanghai. The drawings were made by climbing through a Platane tree and drawing at it different levels. These drawings were then collaged together to cover the three story high space. The artwork is painted in a free and open way to contrast with the rigour of the architecture.