Nice One

Hand-stitched collage made from discarded newspapers.

31cms x 24.5cms.

Cyrille Regis, died 14th January, 2018. A proper hero. Would’ve been 60 today. Photograph (Rex Features) cut from the London Evening Standard (15.1.18).

Michael Bond, died 27th June, 2017. Thank you for the words you chose, the ones you didn’t, and the perfect order in which they were placed. Image cut from the London Evening Standard (14.12.17). Still from Paddington 2. Cinematographer: Erik Wilson.

Peter Wyngarde, died 15th January, 2018. Actor. Always. Image cut from the Guardian (19.1.18). ITV/Rex/Shutterstock.

They have been stitched (using my nana’s thread, as always) to a print of Sea-Monsters And Vessels At Sunset by Turner (1845, Tate). Watercolour with touches of chalk on paper.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 862. It is a one-off, never to be reproduced.

MES And Bella

Mark E. Smith and Bella Emberg, both of whom died in January this year.

Hand-stitched collage made from found newspapers.

The photograph of MES, taken by Kevin Cummins in Salford (2011), was cut from the Guardian (25.1.18). He is wearing a Myanmar Border Guard’s hat, cut from the same newspaper (photograph by Lynn Bo Bo), which has been bejazzled with the rare sapphire from Eugenie’s engagement ring (Metro 23.1.18, photographer uncredited).

The background is a print of a watercolour sketch of Zurich by Turner (Tate). Ruskin said it wasn’t very good.

I used my nana’s thread, as usual.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 861. It is a one-off, never to be reproduced.