Mail Art Postcard No. 4561…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s sound is that of someone eating a noisy apple in a quiet cathedral.
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I think that it’s probably time for another of my silly mail art postcards; as usual it is a collage made from snippings from that trashy British TV listings magazine What’s On TV:

WP F 4561Hm, there’s not really a great deal to say about this one. Mind you, I could say that there is almost a whiff of Rene Magritte’s This Is Not a Pipe about this piece of work, or is that pushing it a bit? I suppose it is really quite simple – just one image, and one word. (I almost slipped my favourite word juxtaposition in there.) It’s certainly a bit unsettling though, isn’t it? One desperately feels the need for the two to relate in some way, but they adamantly refuse to comply. Would you like some nice chalk with your cheese sir?…
‘Leeches’ in itself is a pretty unpleasant word, it would be even if it didn’t refer to those nasty little bloodsucking segmented worms, a subclass of phylum Annelida… (thank you Google) whoa!… and, to have the out-and-out gall to associate it with our lovable waddling little cuties above! ‘No, no, no!’ they cry, their cheeky beaks in the air, ‘How could he do this to us! Let’s all go round to his house tonight and squeak loudly for an hour outside his bedroom window.’

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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