Sunday, 30 November 2014

Shoplifters OF The World Unite

I've been busy with other projects this weekend so here's one from the archive.

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 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.

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Mathematics of Creation

According to Greek mythology, humans were originally created with four arms, four legs, and a head with two faces.  Fearing the potential power of such beings, Zeus split them into two separate but incomplete beings, condemning them to spend their lives in search of their other halves.

Fad Gaget

UFO's Only 4d Each

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Monday, 17 November 2014

the jaws of time

That's a famous photo of icthyologists posing in the reconstructed jaws of the giant prehistoric shark, Megalodon. I don't know when the photo was taken, but as you can tell from the clothes, a long time ago. With yellow acrylic paint for the jagged lines.

The title was inspired by the fact that those reconstructed jaws no longer exist. They were found to be inaccurately large: we now think the maw of Megalodon was more like four feet.

Time eats everything, eventually.

Lining Up

Saturday, 15 November 2014

31 43 33

Lovely ladies from a 1930s era high school yearbook.  That is a vintage game card they are pasted on.  I believe it is from the Milton Bradley game of LOTTO.

Q For The Hot X Buns

Thursday, 13 November 2014

The Expulsion of the Goddess of Death

I´m working on a new series with a book called "The Slovakia" by Karel Plicka form 1955. 
This one I made today, after reading the new theme for KK this week! 
The title is just a translation of the title below.

Mr. Magritte's Neighborhood

(...only one row of people...oh, well...)

Theme of the Week - Rows Upon Rows Of People In Rows

This is based on an old article about Ray Johnson in a art mag. back in the 60's. In it he had sent clippings of rows of people to various correspondents. Dancers, soldiers, students, football teams etc. I'd always remembered the title for some reason. It didnt click at the time and the notion of mail art went over my head as a spotty art student but luckily some fifteen or so years later I discovered it again and I was hooked. Anyway it will be interesting to see your interpretations of this theme. Have fun!

She´s not a cowgirl - she´s a snakegirl

Sunday, 9 November 2014

a man's reach should exceed his grasp

Title from Robert Browning's "Andrea del Sarto," in which the full line is "Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, Or what's a heaven for?"

String of macaw feathers made as an offering to the gods by the Huichol Indians of northwestern Mexico. Extension ladder from Uline industrial supply catalog. Cloud from The Book of Clouds by John Day. Lithograph of hand by N. H. Jacob, from an anatomy & surgery book by the 19th century French surgeon J. B. M. Bourgery.

Up The Ladders, Down The Snakes

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hollywood Swingin

One of Each

I'm up to my neck in book-work detritus (printing fairy tales on old teabags...what?!), so I'm pulling a couple from the archives.  I'll try and do a bespoke piece later this week.

 Away went Mr. Green

Snake Baby

Tunnock Snake

Theme of the Week - SNAKES AND LADDERS

This week your collage must contain a snake, a ladder or both. Have fun!

Saturday, 1 November 2014


I don't know who frightens me the most, I think the lovely Mia Farrow with the knife.
Halloween is not common here in the Netherlands, I'm not sure if it is in Germany (Sabine?) and it's not a holiday over here, but I wish you all a happy Halloween.