Mail Art Postcard No. 4538…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word ‘spurious’.
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W F 4538Yes, it’s another Dave Whatt mail art postcard, (these will be worth a fortune one day) a simple collage on fluorescent card using clippings from that cheapskate British TV listings magazine What’s On TV.
I suppose this one doesn’t need much in the way of explanation or waffle on my part, (on my part – what a peculiar phrase that is!) all the drama and sadness is there before you, there is no need for words…
However… Jack Russells are always good value in situations like this aren’t they? Look at his/her poignantly floppy left ear – I’m sure that they do that on purpose – attention-seeking little buggers that they are…
‘Jack Russell – smartest dog in the world!’, who said that? Oh yes, it was Gene Hackman in some heavy-going submarine film from a few years back, he had a cute Jack Russell, he was the gruff deeply-troubled old-school captain of the boat – Gene, not the dog. I just found a link to the film’s trailer, but for some reason the dog doesn’t appear in it, but you could have a look at it anyway – there’s a lot of actorish deep-sea sweating, red-eyed glaring, and shouting involved. Click here to blow all ballast.
Now, who is this chap on the postcard? He’s a popular and well-loved British TV actor – his name escapes me for a moment – no no, please don’t write in and tell me, I’m really not that interested. This is a bit of an unfortunate shot of the two of them isn’t it? The Jack somewhat steals the show, and easily upstages what’s-his-name, just look at those super sad pitying eyes… aah…

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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11 Responses to Mail Art Postcard No. 4538…

  1. Its Martin Clunes,(sorry, but I had to…!) and its appropriate that you have placed him in a piece containing a terrier, because he presented a dog programme a while back, in which he stated that the closest thing to a wild dog pack, is a pack of domestic terriers. I’m inclined to agree with him, as I have a Border Terrier and she is as wild as all heck. Anyway, in this piece of collage artwork, you managed to give the jack russell an amusing look of “you think YOUR ears are big? Well look at MINE, you silly man” šŸ˜€

  2. Rebecca says:

    Did you know, Clunes voiced a rather lovely, gentle and nicely drawn cartoon series (based on a Mick Inkpen character) called ‘Kipper’? I didn’t think much of him until he did that, but now I have a soft spot for his voice, at least. That’s what comes of having to watch the toddler’s choice repeatedly. šŸ™‚

  3. Rebecca says:

    By the way, I dig your dog, especially the way that the fringe blends into the dog’s pattern. Just right. šŸ˜‰

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