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Phillips, Tom, 1937-2022

 Person

Nationality

British

Found in 1272 Collections and/or Records:

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 130 (print) / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-54438-123461
Scope and Contents

This visual imagery is based upon Phillips' ornament series of paintings. The poem reads "art took ornament - as water found desert - and love night." Phillips also made a print version of this page that is contained in the Sackner Archive. The original of this print is also held in the Sackner Archive that depicts the same image. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 147 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-47420-68417
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The imagery depicts a 4 x 4 grid of impressionistic human figures inv arious poses. The poem reads "certainly catholic - we are the people - we are the people - are ourselves the human pages who man the mind - in novels treated as a nature reader." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 166 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47422-68419
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The image on this page is of vague cloud-like forms in grays and greens that are outlined in white. The poem reads, "under that hour - tired of caprice tired of art - tired of That wounded hour - left alone, I tread time longing, longing for The hour to pour itself into An idea" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 169 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-42808-44848
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The drawing depicts an abstract musical composition of wavy lines that is framed inside by gray edge and outside by a green edge. The poem reads: "One great wonder in music she knew - she had ears able to hear the palpating mind - she witnessed time echoing - at the end of the past that never came to music;" This poem apparently references Phillips' wife, Fiona Maddox. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 172 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47423-68420
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This is a dark image with a central, framed section from which a flame-like projection appears.The poem reads, "never in the inner world art from the human sound - the constant sigh and last long whisper of the soul" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 175 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-47424-68421
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This brightly colored page contains three collaged circular figures created from burnt paper near the top of the page on a stippled purple background. The lower section is collaged with brighlyt colored horizontal strips.The poem reads, "for you the voice of the sun would sing - a riddle--a riddle, only connect - greater simpliciity fortitude greater - calmly connect" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 195 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-47426-68423
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This entire page is collaged. The top half is composed of an abstract picture on an aqua background.The bottom contains two small abstract pictures framed in brown toned paper. The poem reads, " Merely accept - I saw before me our returning shadow, a dream beneath shadow - I saw life late like a shadow myself as a dream," -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 205 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-47427-68424
Scope and Contents

The entire page is collaged in triangular shaped paperr.A photograph on the right center is changed by Phillips into a collage form.The poem reads, "At last the people - turned into street art the welcome image of the scanning self, - just us us - We are The trouble" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 207 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47428-68425
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This page is collaged in the upper right quadrant with scraps of brown and beige cuttings.The image seems to resemble a seated figure with a large hat framed in a window in a room with windows in the background.The text reads, "more than a couple the shining selves reflect - inner windows repeat the shared morning, - in the photograph, both of them banish change - wagger wang - wagger wang the wind" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 209 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

 Item
Identifier: CC-47429-68426
Scope and Contents

This page is totally collaged with out door scenes all containing people.The text reads, "staring oblongs. his dusty cards celebrated the people-- however scattered, the person matters," -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 215 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47430-68427
Scope and Contents

This page is divided into two sections.The top section consists of five parallel orange bars and a sixth one composed of organic forms. Abstract creatures are behnid the bars and in the lower section they are revealed without the covering bars.The text reads, "command force one , fall to war - arm as if sombre hope defeated doubt. - in London XII - the wording was curt expect war - the careless twelve. the twelve in Downing Street; postponing excuses" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 223 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47431-68428
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This page is constructed in a chevron design with engraved collages in the upper center of the page and the lower two corners.The center section is framed in bright green paint.The text reads, "Irma, Irma--I can't ration my comfort weapons - all all eyes with tears in them. pain time - snatched hours of anxiety torture time - Irma, Irma, wretched days strain time - bush anger would spring out at him suddenly, he" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 266 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47432-68429
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This page is composed of cut and reassembled comic strips infive panels that are framed in beige cut paper. Probably the word bush refers to President Bush. The text reads, "remeber - bush - bush - remember that bitter name - remember him. The rude stare at destiny." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 282 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47433-68430
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This image on this page is a landscape with a dark cloud filled sky and shimmering water surface.The text reads, "indignant moon o moon indifferent visitor - come sun with perfect curve o hurrying sun come meet the music." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 294 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47434-68431
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The upper part of the page contains two action figures. The center section is a painting of parts of prostitutes calling cards.The bottom portion contains two red eyes on a bed of hair clippings. The poem reads as follows: "the voices of the other T P - smother and kill - he struck - meeting sudden fire - lunge - He expected the blow, and swerved - This was fast forward action. - How would she lash him? What of her gloves? - her dress like a parted rose What shoes perverse - meeting wild red eyes - against a background of his actual hair." -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 298 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47435-68432
Scope and Contents

This poem reads "chance words - merely connect - After inner yielding to the sea. - She sang. - her voice thrilled through liquid music - music to a fathomless libretto - "Let me live my life - no matter how the mountains fall" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 312 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47436-68433
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This page contains abstract, cubist drawings of four heads in each quarter of the page.The text reads, "some tea, and then the matter, the matter talk and chatter - he had the same attack before, --oh, Bobby, tell me do I bore ?" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 314 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47437-68434
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This page contains a collaged red cross in the center over a lush green background. The top smaller section has a nurse's head from a comic strip with a blue collaged back ground. The botton small section is a collaged comic strip picture of a female in bed. The doctor and nurse mentioned in the text refer to Marvin and Ruth Sackner along with the initials m and r at the bottom of the page.the text reads. "entirely practical. the forest is an excellent doctor, - and chance her able nurse - and, of the nurses time is the kindest" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument Fifth Revision Page 362 / Phillips, Tom., 2002 - 2004

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Identifier: CC-47438-68435
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The abstract image conveys a bright summer landscape. The text reads, "Autumn arrived and they bought the Mediterranean - and by the square yard summer paintings the rooms were well-ready to receive - even the children recognized les demoiselles - "Allo "allo" -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2002 - 2004

A Humument: Final Edition / Phillips, Tom., 2016

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Identifier: CC-61991-10004434
Scope and Contents

Phillips dedication reads "for Fiona" [Phillips' wife]. In addition, "This volume is also dedicated in fond memory to the late Ruth Sackner." Marvin and Ruth Sackner togetheras collectors and friends have been the mainstayof support to A Humumentfor over thirty years. -- Source of annotation: Marvin or Ruth Sackner.

Dates: 2016