Hello Darlin'

I've got a bit of a thing about cover versions.
The musical equivalent of the found object.
Already fully formed, but somehow,
Still able to change entirely,
In a new context.

One day I'll make the perfect mix tape - 13 versions of the exact same song.

Hello Darlin' (in reverse chronological order)

Brownbird Rudy Relic Jason Molina George Jones Loretta Lyn Conway Twitty
Hello darlin' nice to see you It's been a long time You're just as lovely as you used to be How's your new love Are you happy? Hope you're doing fine Just to know it means so much to me What's that darlin'? How am I doing? Guess I'm doing all right Except I can't sleep and I cry all night till dawn What I'm trying to say is I love you and I miss you And I'm so sorry that I did you wrong Look up darlin' Let me kiss you just for old time sake Let me hold you in my arms one more time Thank you darlin' May God bless you and may each step you take Bring you closer to the things you seek to find Goodbye darlin' gotta go now Gotta try to find a way to lose these mem'ries Of a love so warm and true And if you should ever find it in your heart to forgive me Come back darlin', I'll be waiting for you.

You Said You Were Going Home I Said, "I'll Be Fine By Myself".

2010. Beads, buttons, sequins and found jewellery on MDF.


Megan Finch

Megan Finch made this, inspired by my work, for a school project. I think it's pretty cool.

London Show

Krimskrams 24 Sept -24 Oct 2010 Cartel Gallery http://www.cartelgallery.com

KrimsKrams curated by Sam Venables and Richard Proffitt of the Liverpool based artist-led gallery The Royal Standard, who have recently a./o exhibited at No Soul For Sale at Tate Modern and Global Studio at the Bluecoat gallery.

Acquiring, animal hoarding and abandoned assortments. Boot sales, clumps, crews and combos. The Collyer brothers, Department 56 and electronic eyes. Fan clubs, garages and heaps of stuff. Hamstern, house clearances and impulse buys. Jackpots and junk. Kleptomania, limited editions, medleys and metal detecting. New & sealed. Obsolete, orders, Plyushkin and pilferage. Quantity & quality, received files and sit ins. Stashes, snuff a luff, souvenirs and treasure troves. Thrift stores, unused, variety and wiring. X marks the spot, yard sales and zaborskis.

A half-eaten chippy dinner and dog-earred scraps of church pews or the golden arches of a fast food sign abandoned at the side of the road. Krimskrams features artists for whom the habitual nature of scavenging and chancing upon objects influences the work that they make.