A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images. The scrapbook was an old paperback, each page containing a single scrap or set – the same design in different sizes. At playtime, collectors exchanged scrap books and thumbed through the pages, poking scraps of interest out of the top of the book before beginning trade negotiations. Simple pleasures.
Visiting and art gallery – to see or be seen? These oval scraps of portraits of ladies could be pictures at an exhibition. Highlighting the importance of stressing the right word in a sentence.
Also available as a collage, including the original scraps.
Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.