Storm Doris Is Coming and Fake News Is Killing Minds, 2

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Here is the second post, recording days five to eight, of my February ‘news’ pieces.

You can see an explanation, of sorts, and the first four days here.

Links to the various news items are at the end of this post.

You can also see more spontaneous updates on my Instagram feed.

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Taken from the back of a Guildhall School Events leaflet, Sept-Dec 2016.

Taken from the back of a Guildhall School Events leaflet, Sept-Dec 2016.

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Taken from a National Gallery What's On leaflet, Autumn 2016. Image details on top photograph.

Taken from a National Gallery What’s On leaflet, Autumn 2016. Image details on top photograph.

 

Bronze Ku. Cicada motif. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

Bronze Ku. Cicada motif. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

 

Section of a handscroll landscape entitled 'Nan Yu', ink on paper by T'ang Yin (1479-1523), Ming Dynasty. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

Section of a handscroll landscape entitled ‘Nan Yu’, ink on paper by T’ang Yin (1479-1523), Ming Dynasty. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

 

Kuan ware. Sung Dynasty. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

Kuan ware. Sung Dynasty. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

Queen’s Saddle      Grapes        Assad        Migrants         Obama      Health Tourists      Defences

Storm Doris Is Coming and Fake News Is Killing Minds, 1

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I have been recording the news every day since the beginning of the year.

Due to high volumes of notes, photographs and sewn patches, I have become unable to think straight.

January has already gone under the water, but February still has a chance of climbing into the lifeboat if I throw it the rope immediately.

So here goes, don’t know quite yet how this is going to come together, what with the 28 days not conveniently making themselves into a square. I do know, though, that these little daily patches will eventually become 2 pieces of work. One will be titled, ‘Storm Doris Is Coming’ and the other, ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’.

Links to the various news stories are at the end of the post.

Each piece represents a different day in February, the sewn number being the date.

As always, everything came from the bin, and no readable books or wearable clothes were used.

It has taken me five hours to gather the information for this post. No idea why I give myself such tasks, when I’d rather be finishing the actual artwork.

You can less laboured updates on my Instagram feed.

Days five to eight can be seen, here.

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Othello by James Northcote, 1826. Ira Aldridge in the character of Othello. Taken from 'What's On at the British Library', May-Aug 2016.

Othello by James Northcote, 1826. Ira Aldridge in the character of Othello. Taken from ‘What’s On at the British Library’, May-Aug 2016.

Lord Robert Edward Somerset by Thomas Heaphy.

Lord Robert Edward Somerset by Thomas Heaphy.

Kuan ware. Sung Dynasty. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

Kuan ware. Sung Dynasty. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.

Bronze Ku. Cicada Motif. British Museum. Book as above.

Bronze Ku. Cicada Motif. British Museum. Book as above.

Montague Rhodes James by walter Stoneman. NPG.

Montague Rhodes James by Walter Stoneman. NPG.

Zelda the ferret.   Blue Peter.   Gorillas.   Vegetables.  Black Sabbath.   Louvre.   Thatcher. Brexit.

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Meklit Hadero by Ibra Acke.

Taken from ‘What’s On In May’ (2015), Southbank Centre, London.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far. Or follow my progress on Instagram.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Sara Pascoe by Idil Sukan.

Taken from ‘What’s On In May’ (2015), Southbank Centre, London.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far. Or follow my progress on Instagram.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Half of this photograph of a woman’s face is taken through a normal lens, and the other half through a UV lens.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far. Or follow my progress on Instagram.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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Time-travelling Victorian magic duo, Morgan and West. Photograph by Steve Ullathorne.

Taken from ‘What’s On In May’ (2015), Southbank Centre, London.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far. Or follow my progress on Instagram.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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This child is having a musical adventure. Photograph by Dominic Creagh.

Taken from ‘What’s On In May’ (2015), Southbank Centre, London.

Scroll down to see the whole thing so far. Or follow my progress on Instagram.

If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, designers and the faces, whenever possible. All of my work is numbered, this is 632. If you search this number in ‘Categories’, you can find out about the other faces.

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