Rift, Section 1

Left: Unnamed demonstrator in Tunis. ‘Anger is growing over the legal process against those responsible for killings in 2011’. Photo by Youssef Boudla/Reuters. Cut from the Guardian, 25.1.18. Article by Emma Graham-Harrison.

Centre: Ariana Grande. The Manchester Arena attack was one year ago this week. Cut from the London Evening Standard, 9.3.18. Photographer uncredited.

Right: Unnamed supporter of Goodluck Jonathan. ‘Cambridge Analytica staff, paid to influence the 2015 election, say stolen data on the then president’s main rival was given to their campaign.’ Cut from the Guardian, 22.3.18. Article by Carole Cadwalladr. Photo by Afolabi Sotunde/Reuters.

Background: Quadruple Rift by Richard Serra, 2017. Cut from an article in this magazine. Photo by Aad Hoogendoorn, text by Neil Cox.

Click on the link to see details and credits for each section:  Two, Three, Four and Five.

Or see a video of the finished piece, here.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2018

Gagosian Quarterly, Spring 2018.

Fifteen of these were in the bin at work. I took a couple.

They normally tear off the front cover, but they didn’t on this occasion.

The paper is perfect* for sewing. I am hoping to use every page. If I live long enough.

Background: Quadruple Rift by Richard Serra, 2017. Cut from an article in this magazine. Photo by Aad Hoogendoorn, text by Neil Cox.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

*I’ve changed my mind. It’s a tad too shiny, but just a tad.

The Birth Of Britain

A History Of The English Speaking Peoples by Winston S. Churchill

Volume 1: The Birth Of Britain

Cassell and Company Limited, 37/38 St. Andrew’s Hill, Queen Victoria Street, London EC4.

Published in 1956.

Bought in a charity shop a couple of weeks ago, and then placed in the freezer.

Aleppo, Syria

Cut from the Guardian, 19.4.18. Photo: Getty Images.

My street has another two sections, so far. See them here: Section 1, Section 2.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

Santa Ana, California

Cut from the Metro newspaper, 16.1.18. Photographer uncredited.

My street has another two sections, so far. See them here: Section 1, Section 2.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

Salisbury

Cut from the Guardian, 20.3.2018. Photo: Ben Stansall/Getty Images.

My street has another two sections, so far. See them here: Section 1, Section 2.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

Hither Green, London

A fence which has become a shrine to a burglar.

Cut from the Metro newspaper, 13.4.18. Photo: Press Association.

My street has another two sections, so far. See them here: Section 1, Section 2.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

Ghost, Ghost II

Cut from the Observer, 17.9.17. Ghost, Ghost II by Rachel Whiteread. Photo: Mike Bruce.

My street has another two sections, so far. See them here: Section 1, Section 2.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

Nused 1, April 2018

Hand-stitched collage, using found newspapers and my nana’s thread.

44cms x 19cms.

The book-jacket comes from The Blue Book Of Saints’ Stories. Retold by Christine Chaundler. Published in 1952 by A. R. Mowbray & Co. Limited, 28 Margaret Street, London. This impression, 1964. Printed in Oxford.

I worked for Mowbray’s Bookshop in the 1980s. It was a lovely job. It’s a large bra shop now. Scroll down to see my old payslip and credits.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.

1. Stephen Lawrence.
Photo: Press Association.
Metro 16.4.18

2. Bill Cosby.
Getty Images.
Metro 27.4.18.

3. Naima Abwaan Qorane.
Photographer uncredited.
Guardian 19.4.18.

4. Amber Rudd.
Photographer uncredited.
Guardian 19.4.18.

5. Gillian Wearing’s statue of Millicent Fawcett.
Photo: PA
i 25.4.18.

6. Sajid Javid.
Photographer uncredited.
London Evening Standard 30.4.18.

7. Tiger Roll.
Photo: PA
Metro 16.4.18

8. Barbara Bush.
Photo: Doug Mills.
Guardian 19.4.18.

9. Dale Winton.
ITV/Rex/Shutterstock.
Guardian 19.4.18.

10. Ivan Mauger.
Colorsport/Rex/Shutterstock.
Guardian 1.5.18.

11. Kate and Louis Cambridge.
Photographer uncredited.
London Evening Standard 25.4.18.

12. Ant McPartlin.
Photo: Stephen Lock.
Guardian 17.4.18.

13. Helen Housby.
Getty Images.
Metro 16.4.18.

14. Cliff Richard.
Photographer uncredited.
Guardian 19.4.18.

15. Paulette Wilson.
Photo: Fabio De Paola.
Guardian 17.4.18.

 

 

 

Sheltered, Section 2

Section 2 of Sheltered (see here for Section 1).

Hand-stitched collage, made from discarded newspapers and these, cut-in-half. Oh, and Nana’s thread, as always.

Click on each ‘shelter’ for credits: Gulf Of Finland, Knotty Ash, Kentish Town, Chiswick, Mosul, and, Westminster Abbey.

It will declare itself finished when I run out of napkins.

I haven’t signed it. Undecided whether to sign each section, or just the final one.

© Alison Sye, 2018. All images of my work are my copyright, and as such will never be reproduced in hard-print format (it goes completely against the grain of my work, I don’t add new stuff to the world, but use what is already here), or in digital format without permission. Credit must always be given to myself and the photographers involved.