“Does the giraffe know what he’s for? Or care? Or even think about his place in things? A giraffe has a black tongue twenty-seven inches long and no vocal cords. A giraffe has nothing to say. He just goes on giraffing.”  Robert Fulghum.

This is the sixth square of my London Faces Patchwork. It is a patchwork of papers gleaned from the pavements of the city in which I live. There are twenty-five squares making up the whole piece. You can see it here.

A giraffe from London Zoo, who has a name but they failed to print it on the leaflet. Same with the photographer.

This square is for my daughter, who loves giraffes.


9 thoughts on “Giraffe

  1. Twenty-seven inches long. My goodness. I am impressed.

    And why should giraffe wonder what he’s for? Seems to me the giraffe may be ahead of us humans in that respect, maybe we could wonder less about what we are for and just go along humaning. I like this idea.

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