Category Archives: sculpture

Lino prints? Well, what else should I do?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s novelty pencil sharpener is the one shaped like the hoot of an owl on a moonless night. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> You might think that, calling myself a surrealist artist, I would have plenty of strange and arty … Continue reading

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Some opening lines for stories never to be written…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Starship Enterprise. It is a ridiculously bad pourer. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Day 38: Still stuck in the ice. Crew restless and muttering. Northern Lights this a.m. Chipping ice … Continue reading

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So Dave, why do you bother with the drawings?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel King, Queen, Knave, which I finished re-reading a month or two ago: …she (Martha) imagined quite vividly and realistically how he would raise his eyebrows on seeing his … Continue reading

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Wetness with blocks, from above…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe (Europe, only two days to go!): Today’s instruction is to address everyone you meet, without exception, with the words, ‘Hello dreamboat!’ >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘Oh, I don’t know about this one!’ ‘What is it that you don’t know … Continue reading

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So, Dave, what was the exhibition like then?…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s quotation is another from Vladimir Nabokov’s 1928 novel, King, Queen, Knave, which I am currently re-reading. And at every corner, emblem of ineffable happiness, stood a sleek-hosed harlot whose features there was no time to … Continue reading

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Cherub, scarab, and arse…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for people to alternately clutch banknotes to their chests and jingle their coins in their pockets. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Here’s a photo from last year, it was probably taken round about October time. I … Continue reading

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We do like art to progress…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: curly, wartless, opinable, imponent, ceruminous, preterhuman, and soapy. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> ‘I’ve just realised that what people like in art, is movement.’ ‘What? Like kinetic sculpture, mobiles, and things that creep about the … Continue reading

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It’s all about looking at stuff…

But first… Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s confused film stars are: Deppy John, and Anifer Jeniston. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> The other day I was sitting in the cafe thinking… ‘Thinking’s good Dave!’ Hm, I know, I was thinking about those photos I take which … Continue reading

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Rambling on about ‘Sculpture No. 9’…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s existential angst is centred around the sound of the word sludge. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sculpture No 9. 2012. Painted hardwood about 14″ high. You see dear reader, the problem with doing black sculptures is that they are … Continue reading

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Things in the surrealist van…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected adjectives are: dusty, prosencephalic, wanwordy, fastigiate, circumambagious, quotidian, and rumbling. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It always makes you jump when the phone rings in the middle of the night. As I opened my eyes and stared … Continue reading

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Yet another arse picture…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words juxtaposed with colours are: vitrage violet, olecranon ochre, remurmur red, grackle green, mortmain mauve, and proveditor pink. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> On my arty trip to Liverpool a while back – you remember, I wrote piece … Continue reading

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Plenty of red here…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s quotation is from N F Simpson’s last play If So, Then Yes (2010): Reg: In the foreseeable future it will be possible for machines not only to compose, recite and listen to poetry, but appreciate … Continue reading

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What I did on my day off – supplement…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: minx mauve, rollicking ruby, fuming fawn, artificial azure, wacky white, bluebottle black, and that odd grey that my best leather jacket went after it had been left too near the electric … Continue reading

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Shredded white and ancient history…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s carefully selected colours are: moon mauve, rapacious red, wallaby white, grunting grey, octave orange, and that funny dirty yellow ochre that someone has sprayed on their grey wheelie bin. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, today I think we’ll … Continue reading

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Fridge-man and H. Moore…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: high aerial scatter, fluffy upstarts, blue hues and dews, trees waving and gesturing to each other, and ripped russet rags in the west towards evening. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hm, yes, I still seem to … Continue reading

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Snaps in the museum…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: wampee, walty, wallydrag, waldhorn, wagenboom, wanigan, and futhork. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. The professor will … Continue reading

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It’s a funny thing, is art…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s weather will feature: boiling writhing greys and whites, earthy gusts, aerial things rising and falling, chiffchaffs cheerily chirping, and towards evening a large slice of red watermelon will loll along the western horizon. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> It’s … Continue reading

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What is the point in photographing a sculpture?…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s unusual china teapot is the one shaped like the Great Pyramid of Giza – a terrible teapot design, a very bad pourer and it should probably have had a handle on it to pick it … Continue reading

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You see, the trouble with sculpture is…

But first… Dulltown, UK: Today’s dictionary words are: appanage, apostil, apophyge, apomixis, apparitor, apperception, and wappens. Please have these words looked up and placed in suitable sentences ready for Professor Mouldie first thing after breakfast tomorrow morning. Should the professor … Continue reading

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