My parents had moved to Cedar Place and I was still living and working at home in my bedroom studio. A lot of self portraits from this time were done
largely working from drawings done from the bathroom mirror.|
I was still experimenting with different techniques and materials and this one was influenced by a recent Tony Fomison exhibition at the Govett
Brewster Gallery. He worked on rough hessian so I thought I'd try it. I didnt do too many as I found it absorbed an enourmous quantity of paint
and I was still working on a shoe-string budget supporting myself with the help of my parents and a part time job in a fish and chip shop.
All the potatoes came in huge hessian sacks.
I still couldn't do faces.