Unlike other years the 1971 Diary is not based on factual observation and description; instead it consists of a multitude of banal, one-line phrases: trivial and horrific news items; weather reports; and those stunning platitudes which people use to sum up the latest hours in their lives when they are asked: ‘Had a good day?’ and they reply ‘Quite a nice day’, or ‘Not a bad day’, or ‘Such a busy day’. In the Diary these phrases are built up layer upon layer in coloured inks in order to give the text a colourful visual appearance which contrasts gaudily with the depressing crumminess of the verbal content.
Cratylus The English Artist and The Word, The British Council, London 1979
- Accession Number P3707
- Dimensions 123.5 X 170 CM
- Media CRAYON AND INK ON PRINTRED CARD