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.
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.
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.
Montague Rhodes James by Walter Stoneman. NPG.
Zelda the ferret. Blue Peter. Gorillas. Vegetables. Black Sabbath. Louvre. Thatcher. Brexit.