A common pastime at my primary school was collecting and swapping scraps – die-cut paper images. Scraps were stored between the pages of a book, either individually or in a set, a collection of a single image in various sizes. At playtime, collectors would swap scrap books and thumb through the pages, poking scraps of interest out of the top of the book before beginning the trade negotiations. Simple pleasures.
The book featured is “The Go-Between” by L P Hartley, which I studied at high school.
Image 35cm x 35cm
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
-l p hartley