Religion (triptych) (ink wash
on paper, mounted on card)
In the same medium as the musclebound
pieces, but of a slightly later
vintage, this piece (included in the Key Arts 'Triptych' exhibition at
St Mary-At-The-Quay church on Ipswich waterfront during Ip-art 2007)
has also been entitled Mail order
mutations to acknowledge the
series of illustrations and texts
which served as its inspiration created by Borin Van Loon for The Damage
magazine in the late
Damage was the original
of Borin's A
collage comics which extremely eventually led to 'The Bart Dickon Omnibus'.
are samples of the colour pages from some issues of The Damage.
behind this feature: Loon's Mail Order
Mutations involved recent advances in recombinant DNA manipulation,
genetic selection and womb implantation alongside state-of-the-art
plastic microsurgery which made available to the discerning connoisseur
a vast repertoire of exciting and fleshly variants. Bargain prices. No
job too big or too small. 'Phone for a quote.
Selected examples: clockwise
from top left:
1. HOME DISSECTION KIT. For the Pachuco Cadaver in your life, we
all you will need for incisions on all three axes. Axes? No pun
2. SCALYBRAIN. Revealing the freshwater fish
lies in the centre
of every human brain, we can identify such synapse centres as Toller
Fratrum and Huish Episcopi. Predating Neil
Shubin's book The
Inner Fish: A Journey into the 3.5 Billion-Year History of the Human
Body by about twelve years
and perhaps echoing Douglas Adams'
Salmon Of Doubt.
3. THE MANHANDLER. Looks familiar? Even more livid in its colour
this product is strictly for those dedicated to imaginitive bodily
adjustment. Scare away unwanted children/animals/salesmen with the full
LIPREADER. Amaze your friends. Open wide and stare
your dentist in the eye. Hours of fun. Requires consumption of food via
vacated eye socket.
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