Work No. 969; Climbing Wall of Cool


The Climbing Wall of Kiddie Kudos
Michael St.Mark 2017

Sunny Bank Holiday in an Asda megastore in Herts; the stench of cheap trainers and the screech of pester power unleashed

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London Dada Work No. 968; This Green and Pleasant Land IX


This Green & Pleasant Land IX
Michael St.Mark 2017

Enjoying a picnic in the idyllic verdant environs of Welwyn Herts on a sunny Bank Holiday weekend – with only the minor distraction of skull-jarring East Coast Mainline trains zapping past like cheese graters on the ear drums every 10 minutes, about 50ft away.

Latest in the prolific long-running series highlighting the ongoing inexorable terraforming of England into a standing-room-only steel, glass, concrete and tarmac paradise

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Work No. 967; Nobody Mourns a Fish II

.. which is true when you come to think about it, the human compassion line (ptp) stops at fish,  the next species up the evolutionary ladder however – birds – need a RS for the P of.
The fish monger looks happy enough, though being “responsibly sourced” doesn’t appear to have cheered up the big salmon very much..

St.Albans, Herts

Second in the series; title after Nobody Mourns a Fish (c) Miss Von Trapp 2012

London Dada Work No. 966; RedandBlackandRotund


Black&Red&Rotund
(c) Michael St.Mark 2017

Part of the ” Everything’s One under the Sun” LD series
Another example of the fascinating role that chance plays in Dada, in fact a random choice was behind the very discovery of the word in 1916

.. and the very reason that spontaneous chance encounter urban /street / nature photography is the eminently suitable format to represent Dada’s contemporary 21st C. expression, in the hands of the keen-eyed artist of moral integrity, sensitivity and perception.

The Dadaist is convinced of the overall connection between all things and beings” – Hugo Ball, father of Dada

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*NEW Damien Hirst scandal – the more new material he presents & attempts to pass off as his own creation, the more obvious becomes, in its stead, a crude parroting of other artists’ work and a depressing paucity of personal creative talent, not to mention loose moral compass in terms of apparently not feeling even mildly responsible or aware of the lifelong psychological damage inflicted on many of his often highly gifted and sensitive artist victims, to whom he offers not a shred of acknowledgement, rather, instead, dismissive put-downs laced with obscenities.

Damien Hirst’s hook line & sinker plagiarism of London Dada artist Dingo’s 2008 unique conceptual Work Loggius Fishious Extraordinarious – is no less than the blatant and cynical theft of both title and the very concept that forms the essential basis upon which every exhibit in his Venice show critically depends and for which Damien Hirst, the shameless brazen fraud and hypocrite, has the sheer nerve to accept plaudits and praise.
dingohirstdaggers
Dingo; not amused.
What’s in the look is a gift to U, Hirst – have a shot at what it might be

Work No. 965; U Bring Me Sunshine


U Bring Me Sunshine
Michael St.Mark 2017

Good old Eric, still adding vitamin D for delight to peoples’ lives 30 odd years on

Seafront memorial statue to the legendary comedian Eric Morecambe of Morecambe & Wise fame.
Morecambe (aptly enough), Lancs.
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London Dada Works No. 964/964a; Prison / Street Smack Gouch Girl


Prison
(c) Michael St.Mark 2017


964a; Street Smack Gouch Girl
Michael St.Mark

The tragic sides of Shoreditch.

Who knows what inner conflicts caused them to seek peace and sanctuary in the wrong place, the path that leads to a self-created prison of pain, a world of hurt.
Childhood abuse >> low self-esteem? Self-imposed isolation from perceived or actual bodily / facial disfigurement and daily drip drip of demoralizing rejection by others over a lifetime? ( it happens ). Or mental illness from any of a variety of causes..
Tried to ask for her unique story, as with Hovis the Street Angel but the shutters were aggressively down.

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Work No. 963; Mountaineer Retired


Mountaineer Retired
Michael St.Mark 2017

Seafront promenade, Morecambe Lancs.
Steel indicator cutout info sculpture aligned with the Lake District fells across the Bay

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*NEW Damien Hirst scandal – the more new material he presents & attempts to pass off as his own creation, the more obvious becomes, in its stead, a crude parroting of other artists’ work and thereby transparently a depressing paucity of personal creative talent, not to mention loose moral compass in terms of apparently not feeling even mildly responsible or aware of the lifelong psychological damage inflicted on many of his often highly gifted and sensitive artist victims, to whom he offers not a shred of acknowledgement, rather, instead, dismissive put-downs laced with obscenities.
Damien Hirst’s hook line & sinker plagiarism of London Dada artist Dingo’s 2008 unique conceptual Work Loggius Fishious Extraordinarious – is no less than the blatant and cynical theft of both title and the very concept that forms the essential basis upon which every exhibit in his new Venice show critically depends.

Dingo; not amused