Mail Art Postcard No. 4507…

But first…
Dulltown, Europe: Today’s random dictionary words are: amice, harl, perscrutation, teleseme, placket, and hedyphane. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor have his new tenor banjo with him and he asks you to sing along as he strums his newly learned chords, you should politely refuse his request.

WP F 4507
Hm, yes, I know, it’s those stuck-on eyes again…
Another of my mail art postcards, a simple collage using clippings from that awful British TV listings magazine What’s On TV.
Oh, sticking cut-out eyes on images of faces is such a powerful and interesting visual thing to do, the viewer can’t help being drawn in; it’s funny how even the face of toy animal can suddenly acquire the human attributes that come with these crudely attached eyes. This once jolly beast now looks quite worried and sad, and at the same time his face seems to have become more intelligent, and possibly even has what you might call ‘character’.
Do you see this as some glum person who, for some reason, has been persuaded to don an animal suit, and is peering out of a rectangular hole cut in the front? Whichever, it’s a pretty striking image isn’t it? Shall we call this ‘surrealism’ dear reader? I think so, it’s not Magritte or de Chirico, but it will do…

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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