Mail Art Postcard No. 4522…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s old black and white snapshot is the one of me and Prince Charles looking hot and sweaty after a good game of polo in 1967.

…and also, here’s another of my recent mail art postcards, a simple collage on fluorescent card using cuttings from that cheap TV listings magazine What’s On TV.

W F 4522 DSCN3875Ah, such a simple image, but so effective. Good old serendipity! It’s just a picture from an advert for this stylish fleecy zip-up jacket – What’s On TV is full of ads for such garments; it’s definitely a magazine aimed at the ‘sensible older person’ who ‘these days’ is starting to feel the cold a bit more than they used to… everyone needs a nice snug hood…
Yes, this is a very simple collage, but even though there isn’t a face to go with those lips the shape of the hood sort of does the job for us. When I look at the fleecy material above and to each side of the mouth I can feel my brain desperately searching for some facial characteristics, trying to make a nose and even a pair of eyes appear out of the fluff… Do you find that dear reader, or is it just me?…
Anyway, I think we can definitely call this surrealism don’t you? I’m glad she is smiling, any other expression would have made the thing really unnerving… Oh, I’ve just noticed, if you squint at it, the shape of the light coloured lining combined with the mouth could be some sort of unpleasant fish, a ray perhaps?… (Ray)

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. 4522…

  1. It must be me, but why does the inside of the hood look like it is growing hair? It doesn’t seem right for shadow; so I find this one particularly unnerving in a puzzling way. I like it! The “hair” to me looks like a reasonable start on some facial hair…

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