As part of the preparation for my exhibition at The Sparrow Bier Cafe, North Parade, Bradford; I have been making a list of all the images and poems I have produced for Christmas cards since the early 80’s. I am missing a few but am fairly sure I have identified all the ones with pylons.

The list will not mean much to strangers but a couple of old fiends may find it interesting.

The poems are identified by the first line, I hardly ever have a title, and rarely finish a first line with a full stop.

Christmas card list

1981 or 82 ? Image black with lorry headlights – poem: Huddled round the gas miser

1982 or 81 ? Image: Valley with church. No poem found, possibly no poem done.

1983 ? Poem: Come, come, return sun of man

Mid 80’s ? Image: candle.

1887 ? Image: jigsaw of many different pictures

Late 80’s or early 90’s ? Images: 2, wings; and cloud fist – poem: Repeating caper

1990 ? Images: 4 different of roses, drawn, and pressed and scanned – poem: (around one flower part) In the depth of winter
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1993 Image: 2, flowers on stream and barbed wire star. – poem: In the orchard

Mid 90’s ? Image: snow covered pines – poem: The space of infinity

Mid 90’s ? PYLONS Images: 2: line drawn pylon with equal shaded background; multi shaded floating shape – poem: The grids that cross our lives of torment

Mid 90’s ? PYLONS Image negative horizontal shaded pylon and star – poem: none found.

ALL THE ABOVE WERE DRAWN WITH BLACK INK IN THE STYLE OF ENGRAVING AND PHOTOCOPIED.

1998 Image: Digital lines, b&w and colour versions Poem: The festive cost

1999 Not pylons. Image; Waves (drawn with computer) – poem: As we sail

2000 Not pylons. Image: (ink drawing) palm – poem: The holy and the lovely

2001 Image: Valley Parade view (drawn, scanned, then coloured) – poem: May we all follow stars

ALL THE BELOW FEATURE A PYLON, PYLONS OR GANTRIES

2002 Image (made of matchsticks, scanned) pylons in landscape. Poem: May the net that binds your breathing

2003 Image: silver origami pylon (scanned) – poem: Heartbeats must come with constant being

2004 Image: woven twigs (scanned) – poem: Deep Route

2005 Image: Green triangles (drawn on computer) – poem: The wire crowns

2006 Image: Reverse polarity photo – poem: The current Wave

2007 Image: pylon sweep multi image (photos, reverse polarity) – poem: The lining power

2008 Image: East Coast main line with gantries (painting) – poem: The fool trains

2009 Image: Branch sculpture in my garden (photo) – poem: Weaving wood

2010 Image: Burnt on plank with soldering iron (scanned) – poem: Before logs were burned

2011 Image: sparrow on wire (painting) – poem: Oh little bird so brown and droll

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