Mail Art Postcard. No. 4567…

But first…
Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: humorous, earwiggy, previsional, tegmental, urinant, loxodromic and fidgety. I think my favourite one of these has to be ‘earwiggy’.

Goodness me! This is dramatic isn’t it?
Ah, to me this looks like British TV drama, with lots of British TV acting in it, directed by  some bright young person who’s been to college and got a degree in British TV directing. No, I probably wouldn’t watch it, I expect there’d be a lot of scowling and shouting in it, we do like plenty of scowling and shouting in our dramas, don’t we? Shakespeare had that sorted out quite early on.
Of course, this is another of my simple collages, a mail art postcard using clippings from that awful TV listings magazine What’s On TV – I don’t know if I have posted this one to anyone yet – when I make a batch of these things I generally photograph the better ones for occasions such as this.

So, what is going on here?
You may recognise these two characters as really famous and popular actors from a hit drama series, but alas I don’t, as I avoid such things. This is a pretty good original publicity photo though, isn’t it? It was almost a pity to spoil it with those extra eyes I cheekily glued on, but they do work surprisingly well – even the colour is a good match, and the fact that they are slightly too large for the chap’s face adds, er… impact – yes, impact, that’s a good word! This piece of work is dominated by four eyes and a torch.
I wonder what they are doing pratting about in that murky forest – I’ll bet they are detectives (you can tell by the way that torch is held – coppers always hold their torches like that) and they decided to pop out in the early hours and see if they could find a body or two – that’s the sort of things detectives do when they have a hunch – I have noticed that detectives are always having hunches – I expect they have special training courses in sorting out good and worthwhile hunches from piss-poor ones…

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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5 Responses to Mail Art Postcard. No. 4567…

  1. Dana Doran says:

    Don’t worry, Your Highness, I think those actors/agents of law and order are standing in front of a painted backdrop….and the stage lighting is so bright they can’t really see anything! Thank God for that extra set of large eyes!

  2. Sharon Mann says:

    Lost in the woods, again!

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