Posted: October 29, 2020| Author:Hugh MacLeod|Filed under:Uncategorized|Comments Off on #037: the great thing about being scottish
Postcard sent to Mark Blyth, Scots expat, Professor of Political Economy at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. This is a replacement card for the other one that got lost somehow. Sic transit gloria mundi.
Handmade postcard sent to Martin Gram, a very old and dear friend living in Copenhagen. A Danish photographer, we first met London in the early 1990s, and he was pretty much my best friend when I lived in New York.
Another hand-drawn postcard landed in Scotland, this time #028, sent to Susie Verden-Anderson, an old school chum. They all seem to get marked with this orange stripe in transit- I’m guessing that’s a UK postal thing, not a US Mail thing.
“Since 1997 I’ve drawn thousands of “Hughcards” [cartoons drawn on the backs of business card], just to give me something to do while sitting at the bar. Over time they have become increasingly religious and or meditative, over time they became ‘Cathedrals’."
(What is a "Cathedral”?)
A “Cathedral” is a series of x-hundred smaller, business-car “Hughcard” drawings (number per piece varies), forming a single piece under a single pane of glass.
“Cathedral” is a metaphor for a Holy Place, where the spirit goes to be amplified through contemplation.. The pieces are designed to generate a state of contemplation in the viewer.