Bookmark jazz

September 26, 2010
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These are two sides of a simple bookmark I made for a friend a couple of years ago. Sometimes I forget to take photographs of collages before they disappear; more often I remember but take inadequate care to do so properly (note the Dutch angle, the unsuitable background). Still, it’s fun to remember them.

Astronished: postcard art for the Hunt Museum

December 3, 2009

In 2006 the Hunt Museum in Limerick had a fundraising event called ‘Hunt the Postcard’. Blank postcards were distributed to hundreds of artists, who returned them with art on one side and their name on the other. These were exhibited anonymously over two days, then they were sold, with the proceeds going

to help the disadvantaged communities of the mid-west with a special emphasis on children so that they can visit the Museum and enjoy its varied exhibitions, along with all its educational programmes. [via]

Last weekend they did it again, and I was delighted to be among the artists (PDF) invited to take part. When I had finished I decided it wasn’t my worst work, so I called it ‘Astronished’ and sent it off. The collage fills the postcard; the border is just a white page used for contrast when I photographed it:



You can click to enlarge it. I wonder if it sold, and if it did, who bought it. And why. This is just idle curiosity, but if you’re reading, do say hello. The Hunt Museum’s website has a brief notice about the event, written before last weekend. Questions, comments, and criticism are welcome.