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Old, Old Art Work

During the recent Bank Holiday when we were blessed with some decent weather I managed to get into the back of the shed and retrieve a large folder of ancient prints and drawings. The poor folder has with stood attics & cellars, floods & frosts, and seems to have come through it all fairly well.

The items inside it are mainly large-scale drawings, screen prints and block prints from both North Warwickshire College of Technology & Art and Winchester School of Art during my pre / Degree education. It always surprises me that I did so much work given the various distractions. It surprises me less how weird a lot of it is.

I haven’t included anything that would scare the children at this stage, I might need a subscriber only page for that. I would also need to check that none of the works are covered by a Super-Injunction of any kind.

You can see about half a dozen images here in the Art Gallery. I have been a little slack and not tagged or titled anything, mainly because I would struggle to remember what most of it is about. Invariably they are a mix of Jungian, musical,, theological and art history references. Most had long titles at one time which frequently change for no apparent reason.

The pictures shown here have been photographed, photoshopped, PicGrunged, Swankolabbed and Hipstamaticed before being posted here.

My personal favourite is the degraded screen print of Victor Mature from the 1950’s Biblical epic ‘The Robe’. I took the image during a regular Easter repeat on my old Minolta XGM from an ancient B/W television. I made about 30 or 40 prints all with different colour orders on different papers until the screen degraded beyond use. At the end we laid them all out on the floor of the studio in a huge Warholesque grid. I’m surprised any of survived given that they are on a very low-grade coloured sugar paper.

I have masses of other items scattered around the house, so more to come as and when.

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