Beagle

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.

Collage called Greed Weasel

Greed Weasel, 1997

Portrait of a person obsessed with money and power. Collage on board.

Stack of pages torn from magazines

FLIPABILITY

Paperboy’s blue centre fold is nothing short of spectacular; P.P.’s layouts have my attention.

Torn eyes

COLLECTING

Carefully torn monochrome eyes form mounds and clouds.

Stack of pages torn from magazines

FILING

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.

Tatler costing
Looks like you are
Old filing cabinets painted in bold colours

Daily Beagle

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.

Drawers

Bedazzled
Forever bright
Grey matter
Logical
Masterpiece
Murky water
Patriot
Pollywaffle
Power punch
Pucker up
Razzamatazz
Scrumptious
Shutterbug
Smokey high
Skyways
Well-being
Worldy