|Brothers in arms|
A double page spread completed in my Collage Coterie Moleskine book.
I liked the image of the boxing boys and liked to think they made up in later years and became the best of friends, even fighting side by side in the war, as in the old black and white photograph.
The background is a mixture of an image of a vintage school report card and images of a dictionary and a maths book photocopied onto a page of insect illustrations from a French book (from Green Paper).
I showed this completed page to Grant. "Very nice," he says, "What's the theme? Pugilism?"
Yeah, that was the first word that came to mind........!
FYI, the dictionary definition of pugilist is....."(pew-jil-ist) noun (old use) a boxer. pugilism noun pugilistic adjective (from a Latin word pugil meaning boxer).