Van Winkle’s

BENZOS (1)

HEY

i was recently commissioned by Van Winkle’s to make a couple of pieces on sleep and drugs

the collage above (BENZOS ❤) is about 50s housewives on valium (and swiss roll) 😉

the one below accompanies a pretty interesting article about a drug called Baclofen that’s being used to treat alcoholism in France, but apparently causes hyper-vivid dreams and ‘encounters with supernatural beings…’

hope you enjoy! hope everything’s ok! bye bye!!

Ben x x x

BACLOFEN (1)

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Fresh Figs # 6 ~ Scott Hatt

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new images for your eyeballs / brains this week come from Indiana-based vintage-collage-machine, Scott Hatt!

instead of a bio, Scott sent me this amazing / mad / esoteric poem-commentary on his collages ~

Southern States: Bang, and the Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century
Norfolk warned me not to draw
while wearing air corps style glasses
Small targeted machine of dubious origin
the building of your America
Coffee and an orb: served,
Thai monuments in German photos.
Gertrude Jekyll’s Preface was of some help
Radio’s Proportions – divine
19th Century figures cavort and Chilly waves
Fifty Yen, Rouen, and Ramsgate.
Fifteen degrees west of Greenwich:
Crystals and Orphans.

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here’s Scott’s very active FB account, his tumblr and his ArtStack pages

[if you’d like to submit something to ‘Fresh Figs’, please see the guidelines here]

bon appetit! 😀

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Illuminated Natasha (Collaboration with Pinky Binks)

illuminated text # 2
 
One hundred million degrees below freezing
 
And Natasha buttoning up her eyes
 
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a couple of weeks ago a cool as heck blogger named pinky binks asked me to collaborate on a post
 
i made the above image as a response to the opening lines of pinky’s poem ‘haunted all the way by you’
 
pinky’s blog is playful, subversive and full of brilliant visual weirdnesses
 
two of my favourite recent pieces are ‘the negative space of elizabeth’ and ‘inspired by india’
 
hope you ENJOY!!!