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Wisdom on Wednesday

July 10, 2013

I never met Peter Hay (1951–2003) I wish I had! Just to say how much his illustrations have influenced me and motivated a new pleasure in my live. 

I am familiar with all the books that he and his colleagues at Two Rivers Press have published in almost 20 years. I have read the Charms against jackals from cover to cover more than once and always find something new about him and Reading, my adopted hometown. He is described in this book as ‘ sometimes a grumpy prime mover’ and only by reading this book will you find out what and where he moved.  I can related to this grumpiness and call it as I get older; wisdom!

I think he was a wise man and celebrate this with a little print (6cm x 4cm) made from an eraser in the mode of Peter himself!

This lady with an over large bow in her hair was inspired by an illustration in the Much Maligned Town ; opinions of Reading 1586-1997 edited by Adam Sowan and illustrated by Peter Hay.  I couldn’t resist adding a bouquet in the style of Picasso.  

I don’t think either master will be threatened by my creation to celebrated wisdom on Wednesday.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Geoff permalink
    July 10, 2013 9:46 am

    The Lady with a bow is a very good take on Peter’s work, I’m sure he would have enjoyed seeing it. I think a small grin may have shown itself.

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