Chess Pieces (2013 - 2018)
Fool's Mate (ink and pencil on paper. 34 x 34 cms)
Deep Blue (ink and acrylic on paper. 34 x 34 cms)
Cornered (ink and pencil on paper. 34 x 34 cms)
Castle (ink and acrylic on paper. 34 x 34 cms)
Knight Moves (Acrylic and pencil on paper. 34 x 34 cms)
The Book of How
Once upon a time there was a girl who didn’t know how to draw a picture. Her pencil would only write, but it refused to draw a picture. Words, words, words flowed from her pencil. ‘I don’t want more words,’ she cried. But words, words, words again. Words making sentences, clauses, santa-clauses, sub-clauses, nouns and never would she split an infinitive, but no pictures. Then she wrote: I want a camera.
An everyman and other Imaginary Creatures
The function of an everyman is to create a fictional character with whom everyone can identify, and is a device dating from the 15th century when it wouldn’t have mattered that 99.5% of the population of the planet doesn’t easily identify with the single white male.
For me, an everyman was simply an excuse to invent imaginary creatures and their eating habits.
Birdboy: easily hurt, totally unforgiving and with a heightened sense of justice, Birdboy eats olive branches.
Haloed Felis is worshipped and revered, answering only to the effanineffable, which is known only to the oddly inaccurate.