Mostly Uninvited 90 and 91

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Punch and Judy, on the arms of Lesley Butler, from Puppet Planet. Photograph by *Joe Giacomet. Taken from Completely London**, Issue 10, Autumn 2012.

* Joe sent me a thank you message today (28.5.15) via my Facebook Page. A lovely thing to do. I asked him if he had a website. He has, and he is very talented, as well as polite. Check out his work on the link above.

**Completely London is a superb free magazine from Kinleigh, Folkard and Hayward (estate agents, if you didn’t know). Its main aim is probably to sell houses, but it doesn’t seem that way. The articles are worthy of any fancy-pants expensive magazine, and the photography is second to none. They always credit their artists and photographers. We bought and sold our house with KFH, so I probably signed-up for this without even knowing. I would’ve cancelled it ages ago, if it wasn’t for the fact that I look forward to reading it. It has integrity, a word not normally said in relation to anything connected to estate agents. I am not vouching for KFH, by the way, just the magazine crew.

If You Are New Here: This project involves me sewing faces, from the obscene amount of junk mail that finds its way into my house, onto a big woollen blanket. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the junk mail was pushed through my letterbox. Or else it was inside of a newspaper. I will always credit photographers, 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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2 thoughts on “Mostly Uninvited 90 and 91

  1. Fascinating multimedia project. A very intriguing approach to reclaim material and cultural expression – Mass Media consumes other Mass Media, incorporating the medium & the medium’s content into itself. Well done.

    I have done some digital pieces combining strips of junk mail that I call Textures Text; Junk-mail abstracts. I’ve been considering blending it with a more collage approach. The junk mail I’ve use is unattributed except for the marketing of product & services.
    Have you visited Ben Stainton’s hello, fig blog . It is features tremendous hand made collage pieces by himself & recently few guest artists.

    • Thanks for your kind comment and for taking the time to write it. Yes, I follow Hello Fig, although I have memory problems and can’t remember the work you describe. I am rushing off to catch a train to work now but will try to take a look at both your blog and his later. Happy Sunday 🙂

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