Images by Simon Blake and Text by Dalt Wonk
Lonely Voyagers presents images by Simon Blake and text by Dalt Wonk. Blake’s collages are assembled from images taken from La Nature, a 19th century French magazine. Blake meticulously dissects the illustrations from this magazine with carbon scissors and surgical scalpels. He then pastes these pieces together to form original, imaginative pictures, to which Wonk has added intriguing, humorous captions.
Dalt Wonk is a writer of plays, poems, and fiction. He lives in New Orleans, which has inspired many of his works–such as French Quarter Fables, The Riddles of Existence, and The Laughing Lady (all of which he also illustrated). His plays have been produced in New York, London, Munich, San Francisco, and elsewhere. Wonk taught creative writing to maximum-security inmates at the Orleans Parish Prison, and was drama critic for Gambit Weekly and WWNO.
Simon Blake is a renowned mixed-media artist who works with film, graphics and animation. Originally hailing from London, he has designed titles for feature films, collaborated on major projects for the BBC, and directed commercials and short films with many leading American and English companies. His imaginative, witty collages are sought by collectors and are available as prints as well.
Text adapted from the publisher’s press materials
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