Solo exhibition @ 'The Queen's
Materials = Acrylic, Oil and commercial paint mixed with cod liver oil, marker pens on canvas. (size 40"x30")
Are the dots to remind me of all the Piriton and other drugs I have taken in my life? Has my life become a blister pack?
The language of illness is shrouded in generic Latin.
Illness = Profit = Wealth = Health
These paintings were painted between January 2004 and July 2004 in Woolacombe.
June 15th 2004
I began the lithographs in this series in 1978 and completed them in 2004. Over this period of time my life has changed, my body has changed, my politics have changed, my diet has changed etc.
I would like to apologise to Anne, who wore 'Charlie' perfume,
for treating her so badly 26 years ago.
'Death by Sushi'
Fish can kill me.
When I was very small (maybe 3 or 4 years old) my grandfather, who lost the sight of one eye from a bullet fired by a German sniper (fortunately not a very good one) during the Battle of the Somme in World War 1 , wiped my face with the corner of his apron, an apron he had used to wipe his filleting knife on. He was a grocery shopkeeper who specialized in wet fish.
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