I have been recording the news every day since the beginning of the year.
Due to high volumes of notes, photographs and sewn patches, I have become unable to think straight.
January has already gone under the water, but February still has a chance of climbing into the lifeboat if I throw it the rope immediately.
So here goes, don’t know quite yet how this is going to come together, what with the 28 days not conveniently making themselves into a square. I do know, though, that these little daily patches will eventually become 2 pieces of work. One will be titled, ‘Storm Doris Is Coming’ and the other, ‘Fake News Is Killing Minds’.
Links to the various news stories are at the end of the post.
Each square represents a different day in February, the sewn number being the date.
As always, everything came from the bin, and no readable books or wearable clothes were used.
It has taken me five hours to gather the information for this post (double that now that I’ve added the news links). No idea why I give myself such tasks, when I’d rather be finishing the actual artwork.
You can see less laboured updates on my Instagram feed.
The origins of the papers I used for days 1 – 4 can be seen below.
The other days can be seen here: 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, 17-20, 21-24, and, 25-28.
Othello by James Northcote, 1826. Ira Aldridge in the character of Othello. Taken from ‘What’s On at the British Library’, May-Aug 2016.
Lord Robert Edward Somerset by Thomas Heaphy.
Kuan ware. Sung Dynasty. British Museum. Taken from Chinese Art by Finlay Mackenzie. Spring Art Books, 1968.
Bronze Ku. Cicada Motif. British Museum. Book as above.
Montague Rhodes James by Walter Stoneman. NPG.
Feb 1: Zelda the ferret has pacemaker fitted. Thatcher inequality.
Feb 2: Blue Peter capsule dug up by mistake. Brexit begins.
Feb 3: Vegetable rationing at supermarkets. Gorillas and mobile phones.
Feb 4: Black Sabbath bow out. Louvre attack.
Feb 5: Trump is going to give Queen saddle. UK defences.
Feb 6: Grapes can help beat dementia. Health tourists crackdown.
Feb 7: Aldi overtakes Co-Op. Assad hangings.
Feb 8: Obama relaxes in Caribbean. No more child migrants.
Feb 9: It Girl. Russian friendly fire.
Feb 10: Arsenic in rice? Public cash for fake news.
Feb 11: Fake News is killing minds. 4k-a-day locums.
Feb 12: David Davis is not blind. North Korean ballistic missiles.
Feb 13: Facelifts. Racism is alive and well in America
Feb 14: Drone taxis.
Feb 15: Tyrant Kim’s playboy brother.
Feb 16: George Cohen’s brain. Gay marriage and church.
Feb 17: Cigarettes and alcohol. Pakistan’s bloody week.
Feb 18: Nurdles. Bombogenisis.
Feb 19: US patrols. Russian plot.
Feb 20: 100,000 people starving.
Feb 21: Gnome thefts fund meth trade. Lord’s taxi.
Feb 22: Trinny boob flash. Storm Doris
Feb 23: Marmalade. Scotland Yard appoints Dick.
Feb 24: Storm Doris. Flood Alert.
Feb 25: Blob in Ukraine parliament. Toxic air and schools.
Feb 26: Witches cast spell. Taliban chief urges tree planting.
Feb 27: Olga Korbutt. Moonlight mix-up.
Feb 28: Moon trip. Hollande speech shooting.