Home is a nebulous thing. It resides only within the mind, one could argue, even if we connect the word to a place as we so often do. Yet home can stretch to horizons of various sizes. A home can be a town. A home is often a room within a house – or the house itself. A home can be as vast as a country. A home can be the Neath, if one ventures to the surface for a while.
Is a home the place of our origin? The one at which we live now? How many homes can a person truly have?
The qualities of home:
A warm meal
A lockbox full of secrets.
The romantically inclined so often ascribe the qualities of home to people. I myself am prone to agree; home is where the heart is, as they say.
It is everyone’s hope to have a home, one day. It is my hope that it is what everyone shall have.
Art of London
We present to you works of contemporary modern art from two readers of our Gazette.
A bold piece by Plurnes.
A work by an anonymous artist, with a critical analysis of the very Johnattan Hoppskotch.
The work “SHEEP” is a deep and meaningful satirical statistical parody on the current state of art, politics, and agriculture.
On the surface level a obvious parodic analogy emerges, the darkness surrounding the sheep represents the darkness of the Neath while the almost brightness of the sheep represents the light of art and journalism; I believe this is why the artist chose a sheep and not a cow or a pig – cows would be hard to draw in the background of the piece and pigs are considered to be a criticism of authority because more wealthy people tend to eat pigs more.
However when the work is studied and carefully observed deeper truths emerge, the style is very similar to that of what First City art is speculated to look like according to my academic associates, and the darkness surrounding it represents the lack of civilization at those times. This leaves us with an even deeper question. What does the sheep represent? I intended to ask the artist only to learn that he is apparently in prison, the Tomb Colonies, dead, and might have not legally existed in the first place.
So in my opinion the piece is meant to be interpreted by the observer as they see fit. Do tell me what you think of its meanings and send monetary incentives to 34 Takepenny Street.
– Johnattan Hoppskotch
News of Art, Art of News
The Art of Devils – Baroque, Indulgence, Needlework
The devils, an enigmatic presence not liked by all, yet now such an integral part of life down in London. They keep their gates locked to those not at least tolerant of their presence, though, naturally, we have seized an opportunity to explore their artwork in-depth.
Devilish art is as one would expect; it is a thing of grandiose, artwork with make and content of epic proportions. Devils do love their visual art, covering whole walls with them, or even ceilings. The anti-church has to be complimented – their love for such art matches in scale even the grand temples of worship of the Christian church.
An interesting factor of the devilish art are, however, their intriguing tapestries. Woven of the finest sorrow-spider silk, sewn with the most minute of needles, sharp enough to pierce a hair. This art does not lack in grandiosity, though it’s breathtaking factor is in the craftsmanship itself. One’s mind is sure to be enamoured, bewildered, boggled.
We do recommend admiring a devil’s tapestry with a spoon of honey.
Ask Mother Goose
Dear Mother Goose,
What is work if not hell?