1. Patchwork Of Mothers – Herodias, Maybe…

A number of weeks ago, when I first cut the above square, I knew this woman was Herodias, mother of Salome. Now, I am not sure if I know that.

I love the way she sadly observes Picasso’s treatment of Esther Williams, whilst being given the eye by Marlene Dietrich, and an oblivious Judy Garland stares out into the youthful distance.

The first face on my Patchwork Of Mothers, has been taken from a picture of ‘Salome Receives The Head Of John The Baptist’, by Caravaggio (c1609-10).

Since Salome’s mother plays such a big part in the story, I have always assumed it was her in the painting, and I still think this, I just can’t find any proof. The only mention I can find is ‘the old woman’.

I mean, look at the way she is leaning over Salome’s shoulder (below). Surely her mother?

Also, whilst looking for clarification, I discovered that some experts doubt this is even the work of Caravaggio.

So, a good I-have-no-information start for my patchwork, the rest of which you can see below.

Anyway, I cut it from a National Gallery (What’s On, Autumn 2016) leaflet, left on a cafe table last year.

You can also follow my progress on Instagram, if you like it there, which I do.

 

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Maisie Williams, who I’d never heard of until about an hour ago. Now, after reading a few articles, I think she is great. Photograph by James Peltekian. Sorry James, my shot does not do you any justice.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, 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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Lily Cole. Photograph by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, 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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Andre Balazs by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, 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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Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, by James Peltekian.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, 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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Laura Craik beautifully illustrated by Kathryn Rathke.

The picture was taken from Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, 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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Florence Welch.

The picture was taken from the Evening Standard Magazine (29.5.15), found on a train. Photo by Lucia O’Connor-McCarthy. Unfortunately, I can’t find the photograph I took (or forgot to take) of the magazine.

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If You Are New Here: This project started (January 2015) with me sewing junk-mail faces onto a big woollen blanket. It has since expanded to include images from magazines and leaflets, I find in bins and on public transport. ‘Uninvited’ was the working title, until I changed it to ‘Mostly Uninvited’. Unless I tell you otherwise, take it that the portrait was part of some junk mail, pushed through my letterbox. I will always credit photographers, illustrators, 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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