This print by Sonia Boyce (born London, 1962) was made for The Rivington Place Portfolio (see E.163:1 to :9-2009). Boyce, who began her career as a painter, has subsequently moved into collaborative and interactive projects. The V&A holds two wallpapers which she designed and printed for installations - Clapping from 1994, and Lover's Rock from 1998, both inspired by music and performance. Her etching for the portfolio draws on reminiscence sessions, for which she interviewed women about their memories of black female singers. The linear 'haloes' around each name enact a rhythmic pattern reminiscent of the grooves in vinyl records, and the idea of sound waves. Like contour lines on a map, they evoke the place of music in women's lives. The fuzzy imperfect star shapes, overlaid in soft-ground etching, suggest the haziness of recollection and the fluctuating status of these one-time 'stars' of popular music.