Kurt Schwitters

This woman had been unidentified for years, until a bloke named John Eaton, spotted her on an advert for Community Silverplate Cutlery. Turns out, she is a teacher. Hopefully, this problem will never occur with any of my collages.

She is part of En Morn (1947), by Kurt Schwitters. I have written about Schwitters previously, when I posted about a valentine card, made from a postcard of Ambleside, where he lived.

The square is cut from the little booklet that accompanied the exhibition, ‘Schwitters In Britain’ (2013) at Tate Britain.

This is the seventh patch of my ‘London Exhibition Patchwork’. It is a patchwork made from leaflets of exhibitions I have visited in London. There are sixteen squares in total.

You can see the whole piece here and in my shop, or you can follow my progress on Instagram, if you are so inclined.

Marlene Dumas

This is a detail from a piece of art by Marlene Dumas (Rejects, 1994 – 2014).

I cut the square from a leaflet for the exhibition ‘Image As Burden’,  Tate Modern, 2015.

The photographer is not credited.

This is the third patch of my ‘London Exhibition Patchwork’. It is a patchwork made from leaflets of exhibitions I have visited in London. There are sixteen squares in total.

You can see the whole piece here and in my shop, or you can follow my progress on Instagram, if you are so inclined.

Eric Huntley

Eric Huntley at the Walter Rodney bookshop, photo by Syd Jeffers.

Eric and his wife Jessica (the caption doesn’t say so, but I’m thinking that might be her, standing behind him) were radical book publishers and political activists.

They established Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications (named after Caribbean resistance heroes) in 1968, to promote radical Black writing.

In 1974, they opened a bookshop in West Ealing, London, later to become the Walter Rodney Bookshop. It quickly established itself as a drop-in advice centre, with book launches, school workshops and poetry readings.

The square is cut from a leaflet for a free Guildhall exhibition (2015) entitled ‘No Colour Bar’. The highlight of which, for me, was a recreation of the bookshop.

Sadly, I was unable to gather any information about Syd Jeffers, the photographer.

This is the fifth patch of my ‘London Exhibition Patchwork’. It is a patchwork made from leaflets of exhibitions I have visited in London. There are sixteen squares in total.

You can see the whole piece here and in my shop, or you can follow my progress on Instagram, if you are so inclined.

Fake News Is Killing Minds

I have finished ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’, but until today have not been able to take photographs.

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

All of my work is numbered, this piece is 817.

Napkin Diary For November 2014

This is a much better photo of my napkin diary for November 2014, and below are the links explaining the images and words.

Plus, I don’t think I mentioned that it is mounted onto a page from an old wallpaper samples book, given to me by my friend, Annie.

Candle, ducks, fish     Madonna and Child    Je suis Charlie, heart, pencils    HEART    Cricketer

Dentures    Guitar    Please look after this bear    Hat    Slaves    PD    Pipe man    Coventry

A gentleman is never unintentionally rude    All human life    Trouble makers      Rosetta

The most delightful people you will ever meet in your life     Nobody waits    Gag    Football

Indomitable spirit of goodness    Remember remember       Right Honourable    Man at C & A

I know this world is killing you    More cheese Gromit?     Fine and Dandy     Paintbrush

Stranger on the shore    Trespassers will be prosecuted   Dog     Mr. Turner     Lest we forget

 

Barcelona Patchwork

Yesterday I finally signed my Barcelona patchwork (in stitches) and retook some photographs, as the other ones were pretty rubbish.

It is made from stuff I collected while on holiday with my family a few years back, and mounted onto a Thomas Lawrence poster (found in the bin at work), below.

You can find out about the papers used for each section, here:    Section 1.     Section 2.

Section 3.      Section 4.     Section 5.     Section 6.     Section 7.     Section 8.     Section 9.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 610.

Storm Doris Is Finished

I have finished ‘Storm Doris Is Coming’, which was started on February 1st, 2017. It’ll be a while before I tackle another month’s-worth of news. (Will be posting ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’, shortly, if you were wondering what happened to it).

If you are new to this project, you can find an explanation here.

Links to the various news items can be found, here.

It is listed in my shop, and I am now going to have a cup of tea.