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3:45

3:45

Friday afternoon. College is done. We reach the chicken shop; about seven girl strong. Standard.2 wings and chips all round.Couple of Fanta fruit twists. Couple of Cokes.Take away – because the back of the bus is waiting for us. "3:45" explores the formation of communal identity and the ritual practiced by both secondary school and college students on their way home.   I sat on the 277 bus which goes from Isle of Dogs to Highbury and islington three days a week for three months and in countless Chicken and chips shops where I illustrated everything I saw and heard around me from 3:45pm until 5pm.  I have exhibited my findings in multiple chicken and chip shops along the bus route as well as in bus windows. In order to highlight the buty in the mundane and to shine a light on a communal narrative that is too often overlooked. Ten year ago, this was my Friday ritual. Today my younger brothers are doing the same. I am pleased to see that things havent changed.  

3:45 @ Spice Hut 2 illustrated by Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh
Back of the 277 bus illustration by Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh
Chicken and chip shop menu illustrated by Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh