You Can Live Without Teeth ...
You Can Live Without Teeth ...
In 1997 my father died. He left a study full of old magazines that he'd either been collecting or had just allowed to pile up : gardening magazines, antiques magazines from the 1970s, quarterly bulletins from his trade-union, catalogues for consumer goods. As I began to clear them out, I started to look for a way to rescue some meaning from this detritus. Although I'd never worked with collage before, I grabbed some scissors and glue and started to assemble images.

I included my own personal obsessions too in the form of music technology magazines from the 1980s that were also destined for recycling. This extra seasoning catalyzed the images for me into something more potent : a personal mythology of stories and symbols; nature, politics and technology : lovers in gardens, synthesizers, heroic strikes, cities, forests, fabulous treasures, giant robots, imposing idols.
You Can Live Without Teeth ...
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You Can Live Without Teeth ...

Collages made from my father's magazines. Stories of love, war, politics, nature and technology.
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