Roger Mayne, Goalie, Brindley Road, off Harrow Road, 1956
Every so often, I publish a piece here that was published originally elsewhere. This is a case in point, republished to coincide with the opening of David Campany’s exhibition A Handful of Dust at the Whitechapel Gallery in London ( June 2017). It was originally published on Various Small Fires and is republished here with the permission of the editor of that site, Thierry Bal.
It’s called Tropes in Mind in echo of Trouble in Mind, the old blues song, best sung by Big Bill Broonzy, in accordance with a thought I have that tropes stay in one’s mind like music, there even when not actually playing. Continue reading →