Mail Art Postcard No. 4529…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s vulture is the one who is very picky about what he will and won’t eat.

It’s probably time to look at another of my recent mail art postcards, which as usual is on fluorescent card and made using snippets from that cheap British TV listings magazine What’s On TV.

W F 4529 DSCN3882And before you ask, no, I don’t get tired of sticking cut-out eyes on animals’ and people’s faces. Oh, what fun it is! Well, just look at this beast, talk about grumpy!…
I suppose when we humans are looking at faces it’s all really just about the eyes and the mouth – that’s why this works so well. The eyes and the mouth are the things that evolution has programmed us to notice first. Noses, ears, cheeks, nicely combed hair, tattoos, piercings, they are not really that important.
Is it watching us? Is it likely to eat us? That’s what we needed to know – not much else mattered back in those days…
So, here he is, looking a bit tired and fed up, and not as cute as one might expect… Actually I don’t think tigers are cute at all – they are hulking great savage carnivores, probably with very bad dental hygiene. I suspect by the look of him that this one has just suffered an hour-long phone call from David Attenborough who has been going on at him about his ‘great new TV series’ for the BBC…

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. 4529…

  1. ktz2 says:

    Oh are you making fun of David Attenborough? He’s done a load of documentaries, true, but I love they guy, for his lifelong interest, curiousity and dedication to Nature. He’ll be 91 in a month. .
    . An old video from the early 70s had him making friends with the native men of New Guinea or Borneo, one of thise remote islands with a rain forest, to gain their trust for their neccesary assistance. . To show respect and be accepted by the tribe, he and his cameramen had to be as the tribesmen– naked except for a thin rope thong.. . That’s dedication. . In another video he said BOO to a sloth. . hahaha

    • Dave Whatt says:

      Oh, I do respect David for his views and everything he’s done – he’s a jolly good chap – I just don’t get on with his style of presenting, all that whispering in the bushes and stuff. I thought that his brother Richard was a pretty talented bloke too.

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