David Jones, artist and poet (1895-1974) begins his PREFACE TO THE ANATHEMATA :

'I have made a heap of all that I could find.' (1) So wrote Nennius, or whoever composed the introductory matter to Historia Brittonum. He speaks of an 'inward wound' which was caused by the fear that certain things dear to him 'should be like smoke dissipated'. Further, he says, 'not trusting my own learning, which is none at all, but partly from writings and monuments of the ancient inhabitants of Britain, partly from the annals of the Romans and the chronicles of the sacred fathers, Isidore, Hieronymous, Prosper, Eusebius and from the histories of the Scots and Saxons although our enemies . . . I have lispingly put together this . . . about past transactions, that [this material] might not be trodden under foot'. (2)

(1) The actual words are coacervavi omne quod inveni, and occur in Prologue 2 to the Historia.
(2) Quoted from the translation of Prologue 1. See The Works of Gildas and Nennius, J.A.Giles, London 1841.

23 June 2018


'I will need words.' 
- Colin McCahon

 Scared, Colin McCahon, 1976

Then we will need cataLOGOS/HA HA
Museum of New Zealand |Te Papa Tongarewa

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Colin McCahon; artist; 1976; Auckland


acrylic paint, paper

Material Summary
acrylic on paper

Support: 1095mm (width), 730mm (height), Frame: 1373mm (width), 1003mm (height), 34mm (depth)

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Purchased 2008

'I really don’t care, do u?'
- Zara / Melania Trump

First Lady Melania Trump left the country baffled and concerned Thursday when she wore a trendy jacket with a bizarre message on the back that read, “I really don’t care, do u?” as she traveled to meet detained migrant kids in Texas. 

The 48-year-old ex-model was seen walking up the steps of a government jet in the $39 hooded ­olive-green Zara jacket to start her journey to the US border — and she wore it again while deplaning upon her return. 

As photos of the strange statement jacket spread online — with some making meme images that replaced the jacket’s slogan with “Let them eat cake” and others just wondering if she was sending a cry for help — the first lady’s office insisted Melania’s sartorial choice was meaningless

It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message,” her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, told reporters. “After today’s important visit to Texas, I hope this isn’t what the media is going to choose to focus on.”
Melania Trump wears ‘I really don’t care, do U?’ jacket to border  
Mark Moore / New York Post
June 21, 2018

'It’s a jacket. There was no hidden message,'
her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, 
told reporters. 

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