I love magazines. I show this by tearing them up, shredding their pages, slicing images, reformatting selections and filing away image sets to inform, inspire and create new narratives. This process has been constant for 20+ years.
Greed Weasel, 1997
Portrait of a person obsessed with money and power. Collage on board.
Paperboy’s blue centre fold is nothing short of spectacular; P.P.’s layouts have my attention.
Carefully torn monochrome eyes form mounds and clouds.
Loosely filing away pages into new categories is ongoing. The piles give way to specific categories, which go on to be torn, cut, pasted together to create collages.
Magazines pulped since 2009, which was when I started to keep records
Recently: Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Focus and Mark.
On the scent
Reports from the glossies.
For this installation, I painted old filing cabinets grey.The drawer faces were painted in other colours, tones of pucker up, bedazzled, grey matter and others chosen purely for their name. The files contained within each drawer reference the name or the colour directly.