'Lloyds Rules' Metal Wall Piece by Rebecca Gouldson


This piece is titled Lloyd's Rules no.14, from the The Lloyd’s Rules Series. (Mixed metals and plating with patina, mounted in brass clock face). It can be mounted on the wall or displayed on a flat surface.

Dimensions: Diameter 12.5 cm x 2 cm (D)

Rebecca uses a palette of etching techniques and chemical patinas to mark, texture and colour the metal. This circular piece uses diagrammatic imagery from shipbuilding manuals dating from the late 19th century. These manuals belonged to the artists shipwright grandfather who worked on the Mersey ferries and at Cammell Laird shipbuilders during the second world war.

Lloyd's Rules, takes its name from ‘Lloyd’s Register Rules and Regulations’ which is known best for the classification and certification of ships. The organisation's name came from the 17th-century coffee house in London used by merchants, marine underwriters and others associated with shipping. Edward Lloyd, the coffee house owner, helped them to exchange information by distributing a printed sheet of all the news he heard.