Monday, 2 January 2012

Emblem Of My Work

To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Sterne's marbled page in Volume III of Tristram Shandy, which Sterne described as 'the motly emblem of my work', 169 artists and writers were invited to design the Emblem of their own work. Each contributor donated the result for an exhibition and auction to raise funds for the Laurence Sterne Trust. Here is my effort. 
I have a big cabinet full of old magazines I use for collage. I counted 169 magazines down from the top of the pile and 169 up from the bottom, then chose sections from the front cover of one (a 1944 Illustrated) and the back cover of the other (a 1952 Picture Post) to make the two sections of this motley picture."