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Do not ask

Do not ask for who the phone rings. It rings for thee. The title (and background text) are adapted from a line in John Donne’s 1624 work ‘Devotions of Emergent Occasions’ which was famously borrowed by Ernest Hemmingway for the title of his 1940 book about the Spanish Civil War ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls’. What it means exactly in this context is for me to know and you to find out. Melanie here also knows. But she’s not telling either.


‘Do not ask’ is an edition of 4 created on A2 Bockingford paper using the magic of spray paint, stencils, imagination, paint pen and smoke. Yes, actual smoke. Which can be difficult to control but is fun to use.

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