Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Artist,exhibitionist..or both?




Contemporary Studies...or 'CS' as we called it...was part of my course, 

when I was training to be a teacher. 

This covered a vast array of topics and for this we had to produce a  piece of work about

anyone or anything. There were no rules at all.






And so, when Nich was rummaging through all my old photos, on Sunday,

 I suddenly heard him say:

'Mum, did you have a bit of a thing for David Bowie?''

Oooh, the things that come out of the closet!!!






And there, in his hand, was this:





'A bit of a thing?'

 I should say so! ;-)

I have to admit that I was Bowie mad!

I knew all the lyrics; acquired all of the music

on either LP (!) or cassette tape (!)



I was one of the lucky...(or privileged!) ones to

have seen Bowie, on his 1973 Aladdin Sane tour, in Southampton.

An evening that I will never, ever forget!

I even bought some shoes, just like these and cut my hair

'in the style of'  ;-)






There was so much talk at the time as to whether David Bowie was an artist

 or whether he was an exhibitionist...

 and so my piece of work was  born!

























I looked at the date at the end of my work







Somewhat fitting really!

He's certainly stood the test of time...

40 years on and still going strong!




3 comments:

Vintage Jane said...

Brilliant! I loved him then and now too. Are you going to the Bowie exhibition at the V&A? We were hoping to go early August but tickets sold out before I managed to confirm dates we are visiting London :(

KC'sCourt! said...

What you have written looks absolutely interesting.
Julie xxxxxxx

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I was too busy bringing up a 6 year old and a 2 year old in 1973 to really take much notice of the music scene, but exhibtionist or not he has certainly stood the test of time.