Thursday, 16 September 2010

my last war

The first of, probably two responses to my summer project, inspired by the wonderful Mr Black, a beautiful old man and former war correspondent from the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.  When Mr Black eventually realises, a little too late, the importance of being a family man, he abandons his lust for battle and wages one last war.  He remembers a tree his wife once had a run in with, and with a swing of his axe, chops it down and lovingly crafts a big wooden bed to mark their new lives together.  Long after his wife's passing, he hammers a nail into the bed every morning as soon as he wakes up to commemorate his loss, until the bed becomes so heavy that the floor caves in.

It's easy to forget about your dissertation when you have images to make and a, quite frankly, delicious looking Graze box on your desk (there's even a mini freshly baked Focaccia bread in today's one).


  1. oh this is so lovely. a great tribute to mr black :) xx

  2. Thanks Ness! I'm glad you think so!

    Can't wait to see what you've been working on xx

  3. i didn't know you could share images of your graze box! how was the focaccia? have you had the flapjacks yet? x

  4. I know, it's a cool tool isn't it!

    The focaccia was yummy. I have only had one serving of flapjacks, but they were pretty great too!