Sunday, 1 June 2003

Spam Tales* -The first series of collages inspired by spam.

*What is a Spam Tale? Read about it and the creative process here.

In the first series, one was digitally created while the others are traditional cut and glued. Of these, three utilise a 1914 children's annual called Chatterbox (falling apart of course). These three collages proved popular - particularly Brain Transplant - when exhibited.

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Money Tree
print edition of ten from a paper collage
29.7 x 21

The collage is worked into the original book's composition including the picture caption
The Spam Tale text reads:
How a Toddy-drawer climbs an Amex Palm-tree.
SECRET REVEALED!
'Fired and you don't know what to do?'
'You can grow your own money tree!'

Spam Tales lobster
50lbs. of lobster
print edition of ten from a paper collage
29.7 x 21

The Spam Tale text reads:
'Complimentary Macaroni and Cheese for you!'
'So you want a little more?'
'Click here for chance to win 50 lbs. of lobster!'


spam tales brain
Brain Transplant
print edition of ten from a paper collage
29.7 x 21

The Spam Tale text reads:
'How Smart are YOU?'
'How close are you to being a genius?'
'Are you smarter than George Bush?'
Liguori Wunderlin,
'Millionaire Mentor Needs YOU',
Generous Lender.
YourBrain - 'Get paid for Yours'.
'Assured Life', 'Get a New Body for NO Money!'

[edit 15/01/2011] A limited number of prints of the above are still available.

Exhibited as part of the Unnatural History Museum

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