Urban surrealism…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s instruction is to fold three of the corners in, leaving the final one until the marmalade has been applied. Sprinkle fresh sawdust into the centre and then waft gently with a piece of stiff cardboard to distribute it randomly before screwing in and adjusting the tension lugs. Now just tune it up and start playing a merry melody!…

DSCN4040Here’s another picture of mine from last summer.
Striking isn’t it?
Copies of that poster appeared all around town last year; I can’t recall what it was advertising, and as you see the half of it that has the information on it has been ripped off. That child in the US police hat really is horribly eye-catching, and a bit disturbing, you can’t help but be drawn in can you? Don’t look at the eyes! Don’t look at the eyes!…
Still, I’m quite pleased with the photograph. It’s better without the text that goes with the image, whatever it was, it would have been a distraction to the aesthetics of the thing. Oh, and it wasn’t me that ripped the poster for aesthetic purposes – as if I’d do something like that!…
What do you think of the composition, the way I have shoved the phone box off to the right edge? With most of the interest being on that side, the discarded take-away plastic food tray on the grass seems to take on some weird uneasy significance… Well, I think it does anyway.
By the way, that’s a Dulltown phone box. UK phone boxes are generally red in colour, but for some reason the Dulltown ones are cream. The people of Dulltown seem to be proud of their unusual cream painted phone boxes – how crazy is that?… We are all bonkers here…

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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