Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Stranded April 1831


'shrooms party like it's 1967


It's been a difficult week for me, y'all, so I didn't have a chance to make a collage specifically for this theme. But I did make a collage for another theme: mushrooms! So I'm sneakin' this one in on the grounds that there's a number in the title and that there's a 3 to the left of the naked bottom in the upper left. And there are probably other numbers scattered through: they're just impossible to read.

The story behind this is that the other species of mushrooms were envious of Psilocybe getting to have all the fun of being the psychedelic mushroom, so they decided to have a big San-Francisco-in-1967 party and wear all their best psychedelic duds. The morels weren't invited, but they crashed the party anyway.

All the psychedelic art is from actual posters for Bill Graham's Fillmore Auditorium, circa 1967.

The Numerology Lesson

Monday, 24 November 2014

Bathsheba Had a Good Figure, But She Didn't Have a Head for Them

That's "Bathsheba with King David's Letter", 1654 by Rembrandt.  The columns of figures are from a piece of paper found in a book purchased in a "thrift or charity" shop.  The corner of a US 2 dollar bill is the real thing...I was walking my dog yesterday and I found 1/4 of a $2 bill on the ground.  We walked around for quite a while looking for the other part(s) of it but never did so I thought I would include it in this collage.

Fig. 4

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Travel Distance from The Moon to Tiffany's for Breakfast is 384,403 km or 238,857 miles


 FACT:  The moon is moving away from the earth at a rate of 3.78 centimeters (1.5 inches) per year.

That is most of the original paper sleeve from the 45 rpm record.  Audrey was juxtaposed against a green background which I removed and added various elements to create a new space for her to look dreamy in front of.