Mail Art Postcard No 4473…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s weather will feature high altitude rashers of pale uncooked bacon accompanied by a disappointingly indistinct poached egg rising out of low glowing pinkness in the east…

Oh yes, I think it’s time for another postcard…

4473 DSCN3542So, ‘mail art’, what’s that Dave? (Click here)

A collage, albeit a very simple one, using faces snipped from an old copy of the magazine What’s on TV. I’m afraid I don’t know who these people are, oh and if you know, please don’t bother getting in touch and filling me in, I really don’t care…
They could be the presenters of some awful competitive celeb TV show rubbish, like Dance My Cake Off… or, now looking at them, more probably they are the lead people from a popular drama series; they have that look that actors adopt when they ‘go into character’ for some quick publicity shots.
‘Yes that’s fine, put your glasses on the end of your nose and look over the top of them at the camera, and give us ‘menace’, but with a hint of that famous ironic smile… Yes, yes… that’s great… now you at the back, try to look a bit more serious, but with a touch of puzzlement, oh yes, that’s good… Oh, I do like the eyes!…’
I really should do a video for YouTube – Easy surrealism with scissors and a Pritt stick

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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