In the Summer of 2013 I went to a fascinating exhibition of Kurt Schwitters’ work at Tate Britain. I went on the off chance and was bowled over by his use of collage and other mixed media. After the exhibition I headed off to join some friends for a drink. I was really looking forward to our get together, and inspired by my trip to the exhibition I bought a glue stick and some scissors and made this collage, titled ‘The Best Things in Life Aren’t Things’ while I waited for my friends to arrive. We ended up having a great fun evening in London and this small collage serves as a powerful memory to me of the importance of friendship.
Carole recently bought me some pastels, I’ve been enjoying playing with them and mostly making a mess. I think I need to get hold of some kind of fixative. Anyway – here are a few of my early attempts with this new medium.
I was approached by my friend Broc Edwards who wanted an image for the cover of his book, titled ‘What Thinks You? – A fool’s eye view of Human Resources’. Here’s what he got (the original work is on A4 sized water colour paper).
And here is a link to the book