Monday, November 5, 2007, 3:23 PM
The Book of Wings (tm)
is a concept that was started by a
group of friends
and myself about 22 years ago
on a dark and rainy night in London
the basic idea is this;
to See and collect peoples Wings ,
to put the images in a big wing shaped book to show to the world
and to all the people who didn't know they had them themselves.
to this end I have asked for and collected many and extremely varied pairs of Wings
from friends and aquaintances over the years and I continue to collect and chronicle,
although, The original group are now scattered far and wide
(not a major problem since we all have wings).
It is surprising how many people
know Exactly what thier wings are like and are happy to share the information.
Strangely , some of the people i have asked have quite vehemently stated
"I don't have any wings"
and even after explanatory pleas of
"Ah but if you did.."
Still would not play.
There will be a page in the final print dedicated to those people too.
There will also be the obvious health and safety related
general disclaimers etc
with regards to the whole
"thinking you can fly and jumping off high things" option,
Almost certainly featuring a quote from Bill Hicks (RIP) on the subject.
dont try this at home .
get a bit of paper and something to draw with
a cup of your hot/cold beverage of choice
ok i'll wait
*tum te tum*
OK, got them now?
are you sitting comfortably?
If you had Wings,
what would they look like?
What shape are they?
What colour are they?
what do they smell like/feel like?
What are they made of?
They're YOUR Wings .
They can be ANY size, shape, colour ,flavour etc.
that You decide
What are your wings FOR?
do they have any special powers or uses?
(my wings are like a shield of steel, the power to heal or just to piss pidgeons off ;) ).
Leading us neatly to a "Show & Tell"
I now ask people to ,Please, give me 2 things to go into "the book"
An image of yourself with your wings
or if you are really shy,
(which Foxy moxy above is patently not xx)
Just your wings is fine
This image can be in ANY form
as long as it can be reproduced,
(drawing,collage,photo,painting, cheese sculpture etc.)
and (2) (tell)
a piece of writing that states;
"What my wings are FOR."
basically covering any special uses /powers /
aromas/magic stuff attributed to your wings
hat arent instantly obvious from the picture
they will all go in
jolly good !
so have a think
and a ponder
and get creative people!
show me your wings
MANY THANKS IN ADVANCE
you can send them to me here
or via my email which is
(put book of wings in the subject window please)
love peace and great big red shiny wings
thanks to all the contributers so far and apologies to whoever i have ripped pix from for the purpose of this blog
love,peace and big red shiny wings