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MES and Bella Hand-Stitched Collage, One Of A Kind

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MES and Bella Hand-Stitched Collage, One Of A Kind

MES and Bella Hand-Stitched Collage, One Of A Kind
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One-off hand-stitched collage made from discarded papers, using my nana’s old silk thread.

Mark E. Smith and Bella Emberg, both of whom died in January this year.

30cms x 24cms, unframed.

The photograph of MES, taken by Kevin Cummins in Salford (2011), was cut from the Guardian (25.1.18). He is wearing a Myanmar Border Guard’s hat, cut from the same newspaper (photograph by Lynn Bo Bo), which has been bejazzled with the rare sapphire from Eugenie’s engagement ring (Metro 23.1.18, photographer uncredited).

Bella was cut from the Guardian (15.1.18, photo: ITV/REX/Shutterstock).

The background is a print of a watercolour sketch of Zurich by Turner (Tate). Ruskin said it wasn’t very good.

All of my work is individually numbered, this piece is 861. It is a one-off, never to be reproduced. Follow its making on Instagram (hashtag)AlisonSye861. Or visit my blog,

£5 from this sale will go to Arts Emergency. This is a small London based charity aiming to ensure university doors are kept open for those most able to benefit from, but least able to pay for education.

In keeping with my eco-friendly ethos, it will arrive in a package made from used magazines and the like. No single-use plastic and parcel tape.

Can be sent as a gift, with words of your choice.

Please be aware that if you live outside the EU you may be subject to a charge in accordance with your country's customs/duties laws. Free UK delivery.

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