With no discernible use for the first one of these I cut I thought ‘these look cool, I think I’ll do some more’ so set about doing exactly that. They’re all mini lasercuts of our Phil Collins ‘No Context Required’ pieces and feature out of context Phil Collins quotes combined with various other bits of frippery – logo’s, celebrities and the like. What exactly they are for or indeed can be used for I’m not entirely sure but as doodah’s go they’re sure pretty. I’ve thought about painting them but they’re entirely too small for such shenanigans so they are what they are. They can be grasped comfortably in one hand. That much can definitely be said about them. Beyond that I’m not so sure.
If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know that our ‘Phil Collins – No Context Required’ pieces have burgeoned into something of an ongoing series and they aren’t finished just yet. The initial aim was to present Phil Collins quotes in new and unusual ways in order to try and exorcise him from my thoughts but now it seems I simply can’t help myself.
Today’s piece juxtaposes a post-workout Darth Vader with Phil’s quote about a public separation and hiding in hotel lobbies. I like the way Darth seems like he’s a bit fed up with it all and the quote could be about him. The internet was not very forthcoming about who Phil was actually speaking about in this quote and as he’s been married a few times it’s tricky to be sure.
Once you’ve liberally sprinkled a few pilfered logos in and adorned it with a spanky blue & white background then you’re good to go with another successful ‘No context required’ piece. It’s laser engraved on wood then hand painted and stands proud at 39 x 26cm. Drop us a line if you’re interested…