Saturday, 8 February 2014

On a Human Document

I have for almost my entire adult life been a huge fan of Tom Phillips' A Humument. Since 1966, Phillips has been continually altering pages from an obscure Victorian novel (W.H. Mallock's A Human Document) by 'treating' each page with paint and/or collage. The result, called A Humument, is an ever-increasing piece of art that is fascinating, brilliant, and beautiful in itself, but also arrayed across a time in a wonderful way. By now it is almost fifty years in the (re-)making. You can buy the latest (5th) edition of the book here or see and buy prints from A Humument here. Highly recommended.
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