Mail Art Postcard No. 4463…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to twist the bare ends of the red and black wires together, carefully pull the cardboard insulator from between the contacts of larger of the two relays, pour a little cold milk into the hot tea, add two sugar lumps, and stand well back…
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4463I suppose, as there are general election campaigns raging here in the UK, you might call this a ‘topical’ postcard. I didn’t intend any political statement when composing this one, but this chap’s face was crying out to be used on one of my cards.
For my readers outside the UK perhaps I should explain – this is Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, the United Kingdom Independence Party. He’s like a normal creepy politician, but at full throttle, and is possibly bonkers…
Yes, having snipped some suitable pictures and odd phrases from the pages of some old copies of that awful TV listings magazine What’s On TV, I spread them out on the kitchen worktop so that I could choose which images and words I could pair up and juxtapose. Holding ‘Terrific tapestry’ in one hand, I glanced down to see what might go with it – aha! Of course, Nigel! No obvious relationship between the two, but, yes, it looked just right… There does seem to be some sort of odd, intangible, surreal meaning though, doesn’t there?… I could feel the serene bowler-hatted presence of Rene Magritte standing behind me, there in the room…

 

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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2 Responses to Mail Art Postcard No. 4463…

  1. john seven says:

    Nigel, I suggest, is a political tapestry fabricated for idiots.

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