London Dada Work 583 Through a Glass Darkly (marking ‘Occupy St.Pauls’ protesters’ eviction )

Through a Glass Darkly
( marking Occupy St.Paul’s  camp destruction & protestors’ eviction and arrest by state thugs – with full Cathedral Bishop and clergy blessings. )
c. Michael St.Mark 28/2/2012

( London Dada moral perception-protest work, featuring St Paul’s Cathedral website homepage photographed through a spirits tumbler.
Available as one only signed & dated Giclee print on archival quality paper,  12″X12″  £ 270 –  sale proceeds  to  Occupy London .
*Not available (banned) on Saatchi Online. ( Click to enlarge.)



Through-glass St. Paul’s text clarification;
Tagd I        “Glory to God in the highest house and on earth peace”
Tagd II    ” Jesus said “My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations”

St Paul’s Cathedral last night with Cameron’s OTT control  goons in charge… whatever would JC have said – as he turned on his cross.
Photos courtesy of  Daily Telegraph & The Guardian

Through a glass darkly meaning.
“St. Paul talks in one of his letters to the church in Corinth (1 Cor. 13, 12) of ‘seeing through a glass darkly’. This basically means that whilst on this earth we can only have a poor glimpse of the Kingdom of God as if we are looking into a dark mirror (the ‘glass’) where the reflection is very poor ” –  Wikipedia

* Artist’s note. Conspicuous by their absence, perhaps in “holy communion” with themselves… any of St.Paul’s pampered clergy defending even the people who were there to pray, from being dragged down the steps by riot police. It seems to be more than these ecclesiastical wind bags’ pristine white collar jobs are worth, to be seen acting like a good Christian, preferring it seems to talk the Good Samaritan.

It surely would have only taken one true Christian from their midst to take a stand with the Occupy protesters, to greatly boost the anti-corporate greed movement, not to mention enhance massively public esteem for the church and the christian community generally worldwide.

But not a single person from St.Pauls or the church generally has the courage of their convictions.



London Dada archive of signed limited edition Works from 2005 – present being released for investment;




Gilbert and George body poppers

Body Poppers
c. Gilbert and George 2013

( featuring distorted composite views through drinks glasses’ bottoms )

Produced the following year after Through a Glass Darkly ( above) by M. St.Mark, employing first use in art of image-distortion by means of viewing through the bottom ( npi ) of a drinks glass.
The large glass-fronted  London Dada Galerie 691 Shoreditch,  displaying Through a Glass Darkly is but a short distance from the home of the two artists and from where they often sally forth on Sunday afternoon in-tandem walkabouts, documenting life in E. London..

London Dada Work 582; Clinique – Three Steps to Heaven ( Sweet Dreams are Made of This)

Clinique – Three Steps to Heaven
( Sweet dreams are made of this? )
c. Michael St.Mark 2012

CLINIQUE @ John Lewis. Click to enlarge.

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London Dada work 581; A Rubbish Discussion ( They who have seen the light XII )

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They Who Have Seen the Light XII – ” A Rubbish Discussion”
c. Michael St.Mark 2011

Latest in the series, a dAdaistiC celebration of often unintended eccentricity of dress UK-wide … click to enlarge

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London Dada work 580; The iHuman Condition

The iHuman Condition
c.  Michael St.Mark 2011


TVam studio / office construction site, Camden.

Futuristic narrative on the ever-increasing volume and range of digital data streaming into our daily lives, which nonetheless remain strangely vacant and devoid of a sense of substance, being or inner security.
The incredible satellite dish (one of two) dominating the skyline and belittling the steel girder skeleton of its new build support, struck the eye as interestingly unusual and in an as then ( Dec ’11 ) vague sense promising some kind of sinister potential along social commentary lines; the image and its long deliberated-over title eventually coalescing.
The pic is cropped and altered in Picasa Pro by applying a top-down graduated tint to give the sky ( direction from which the infotainment stream arrives ) a resonatingly appropriate ominous feel.

Print size & signed edition details t.f.


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London Dada Work 579; Atrocity Exhibition

Atrocity Exhibition
( Half pig man )
c. Michael St,Mark 2011


The stallholder, it emerges after a brief exchange, keeps his very own local organic pig farm. His proud boast “my pigs enjoy a happy life outdoors ”  impresses, then at his invitation to “try some rashers?” , we mention thanks-but-no-thanks,  we’re vegetarian.

” So are my pigs”.. he sneers through an evil smirk


Link to The Slaughterman in ‘A Town Called Hassle -Fear & Loathing in London’ blog






London Dada Work 578; Inshore Rescue

The dadAIsTs of Inshore Rescue
( They who have Seen the Light XII )
c. Michael St.Mark 2011

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Can’t believe its a whole year since our London Dada Valentine Special ” Bouquets for Wifey”
Definitely need to get out ( of this dreary & miserable little packed-out car-crammed run-down dumbed-down island ) more.

London Dada Work 577; Vision Expresso

Vision Expresso

Vision Expresso

c. Michael St.Mark 2012
( fineline ink, graphite & pastel on paper, 27 x 21cm )
( click to enlarge detail )


They say as you get older your mind tends to regress back into youth –  my full-of-wonder student daze of technical drawing and graphic design flights of fancy seem to be making a comeback here at a cluttered St.Mark towers.
It’s a total delight knocking this stuff out  – like enjoying a healthy al fresco meal with fine wine. Cathartic too.
M St.M

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