“There isn’t much I can say about the images of my figurative paintings, other than they are now very old, almost as old as me.
They originated as sketches that I did as a 10 year old, way back in the early 1950s, and many years later in the late1960s I returned to them and transcribed them into paintings. During the 1970s, photographic slides were taken of the paintings and were used as a projected backdrop on ballet and contemporary dance projects that I was involved in. Moving on; in the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s I photographed triple image projections of a few of the paintings to make layered composites, which added further dimensions to their visual impact along with the combination of visually direct and amorphous meanings.
The motivation was to incorporate the images as a package with the music I was creating at the time, as there is an absolute parallel to the music in the route from the creative centre of the mind’s eye and ear to the physical manifestation.
I don’t have any ambitions, delusions or wishes, that the images and the music will ever be categorised as ‘Fine Art’, both are what they are, merely a visual and audio observation of mankind’s physical, mental and spiritual properties, with respect to life and each other … through the eyes and ears of an ordinary man, and will hopefully be received through the eyes and ears of the viewer and listener in that way.”
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