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Sketchbook Porn: Harold Hollingsworth

Harold Hollingsworth is known for his mixed media paintings that blend collage techniques with oil paint. Graphic imagery combines scraps of posters, prints and a motley melange of found objects which are layered with painted type. Hollingsworth's letters and numerals cling to the surface like fragmented glyphs, and the final effect is often something that resembles the weathered side of a building, graffitied with pieces of words and slices of indecipherable advertisements from another age.

As for his creative process, Hollingsworth says, "This sums up how I work: Enivrez-vous by Charles Baudelaire."

Always be drunk.
That's it!
The great imperative!
In order not to feel
Time's horrid fardel
bruise your shoulders,
grinding you into the earth,
Get drunk and stay that way.
On what?
On  wine, poetry, virtue, whatever.
But get drunk.
And if you sometimes happen to wake up
on the porches of a palace,
in the green grass of a ditch,
in the dismal loneliness of your own room,
your drunkenness gone or disappearing,
ask the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock,
ask everything that flees,
everything that groans
or rolls
or sings,
everything that speaks,
ask what time it is;
and the wind,
the wave,
the star,
the bird,
the clock
will answer you:
"Time to get drunk!
Don't be martyred slaves of Time,
Get drunk!
Stay drunk!
On wine, virtue, poetry, whatever!"

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