Melanie models the newly acquired yoke from Hastings in pale blue. It has a lot of wood worm.
Category Archives: Developing the yoke
Traditional flower seller yoke film. one of two.
This gory version of a yoke was in an exhibition, can’t remember where or when, but it is an excellent example. Photographed at luchtime on the 10th January 2013.
In one of the flea markets, a drunken camp milk maid, perhaps.
Rottingdean Museum has quite a large display dedicated to local agricultural workers in the period up to the second world war. It includes this woodwormed milkmaids yoke. It also has a lot of information on Rudyard Kipling and Burne-Jones, who … Continue reading
Graffiti all over Paris
Much writing at the top of the page
On the Beach
A simple yoke for selling food on a beach in Thailand, very practical, but I bet it gets heavy lugging it round all day. Lovely looking beach?
Under Blackfriars bridge
This miserable looking chap is part of the decoration on the path below Blackfriars Bridge, now station (tomorrow the world). The tiles portray cosy scenes of London Past in the way regeneration tends to. Sample quaint images, sell them back … Continue reading
Painted wooden model of servants at work, retrieved from the tomb of Sebekhetepi at Ben Hasan. The 11th Dynasty, around 2000BC. Egypt
“What happened?” Oona addressed this as a kind of local petition to the five or six aggrieved passengers milling nearest. As in a street incident involving wreckage or fire trucks a volunteer explainer emerged, a middle aged Hasid with curved shoulders draped in a long, soiled scarf, and bearing twin shopping bags like a milkmaid’s yoke. He seemed drawn to Oona as another dressed in black.
Chronic City. Jonathan Lethem. Faber Faber 2010