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Secret Roll of Paper

September 9, 2009 Artist Responses 4 Comments


On our last visit to the collection I found this roll of paper in a metal tube.
You could see little bits of handwriting on the paper, but it remained impossible to extract and required someone with he correct tools and gentle coaxing to unroll it.
Not being able to read it does make it even more intrigueing, and had inspired me to make paper rolls with lists on ..which you can’t quite read…well you almost can..
Some of which will be shopping lists.
Horse Carrots.

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  1. Martin says:

    Hazel, that list is so surreal that I’ve used part of it as a line in the Angels of Anarchy Exquisite Corpse poem activity: http://www.angelsofanarchy.org

  2. hazel says:

    Bead in a box
    pamphlet for a coal bunker.

  3. Melanie Williamson says:

    Perhaps the hidden paper is a secret love note to Mr. Batho!

  4. Michael says:

    One imagines Marys shopping lists would be interesting –

    Fork handles


    Tea bags

    One legged antelope



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