Monday, 27 January 2014

Paul Jerram - Shredded Art Man

Paul Jerram - Barra
'Art Jazzed Up' Exhibition
Shaw Gallery 2013
Welcome to Jawspring, the exhibition that is celebrating World Poetry Day on the 21st March by fusing Art and Poetry.

I became aware of today's poet at the Rarities exhibition in 2011, where he exhibited two of his magnetic images on Hasting's Pier. Since then Paul Jerram has weaved his way into a broad palette of exhibitions, interventions and publications like Patternotion.  His paper shuffling creations are a testament to his philosophy.

"The mode of thinking I have adopted and extended from my everyday living into my Fine Art practice is the idea of recycling in its broadest sense. Being able to make greater use of the materials I have around me or that I am presented with each day, for example junk mail. This is something I would always feel very negatively about, but now I see a variety of possibilities and I find that I actually welcome it."

For Jawspring, Jerram has applied his organisation skills to cut up words rather than newsprint and takes us on a unexpected journey within just 13 words........

come in sideways out and not round the other way to the shore
Paul Jerram
Sushi Poem
We have printed his poem onto this model sushi and will be exhibiting it at the Village Hall Gallery from the 19th-24th March 2014. If you would like to join us, please send a haiku or poem (less than 80 characters) to me Alban at or tweet  @albanart
Full details are on our submit poems page.

All these Sushi Laureates can be found on their designated page.

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