Frequently Asked Questions
(On this page I've reworded, simplified or combined some of the issues raised, for the sake of clarity.)
All your own work?
Imagination / drugs?
Critics; conceptual/performance/installation 'art'?
Process or outcome?
Bellies of worms?
Gas fitters and bin-men?
What Duchamp joke?
Sense of humour?
Whimsical and jokey titles?
So little time?
Even more meanings?
Siddall and Chaos?
Caricature by John Knight, Derby, 1974
(John - a dab hand at cartoons - was a fellow student on the Foundation Course in Derby,
before going on to study Graphics.
As visitors to this site will readily surmise from the above caricature
John has failed utterly and totally, not to mention miserably and typically
to capture any part of my deeply sympathetic and sensitive nature.
No surprise to learn then that John subsequently became
a significantly large portion of vegetables
(under the guise of 'ViolentVeg').
John is currently in rehab and thus safely out of the way at
Secure in that knowledge, the rest of us can now sleep easy.)
Doing a long overdue check of links recently (spring 2017) I found a fair few had evaporated into the ether or metamorphosed into things distinctly other. In the case of the Firebrand link (as was) above I discovered that John had metamorphosed into some fancy packing material.
(Now you - being you, probably think that the last sentence should have ended with an exclamation mark, but that's you, I on the other hand am nowhere near as free and easy with other people's punctuation as you appear to be.
I invite you to compare and contrast; 'Multicoloured paper carrier bag claims to be ex-graphics student - occult influences suspected, authorities deny involvement of extra-terrestrials', it is prosaic, quotidian, workaday, full stop and nothing more.
However I recall being approached by said carrier bag before he became an ex-graphics student and being asked if I would pretend to be climbing a mountain while lying on the grass verge near the college car park and to be thus photographed. Somewhat puzzled by this request to help with a piece of project work I enquired whether the future carrier bag (albeit some forty odd years in the future) had thought to ask any of my far more amenable fellow students for this help.
"No," said he and then offered the opinion that I was the only one daft enough to agree to do it, and that - "You're the only one daft enough to do it." - that, my exclaiming, hyphenating, bracketeering spendthrift is worth an exclamation mark in anybody's money!
And another one, too!)
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