By this stage it felt as though the wrapped building (who knows what is behind the wrapping? It is an invention, we have to use our imaginations) was an abandoned project and signalled new thoughts about the place which partly inspired it (the forgotten, beautiful and rugged west side of the Lake District) and the abandoned or forgotten projects and lives which the times have thrown up. Firstly it was the helplessness people who really try hard feel in the face of the financial gambling which almost ruined our societies. Then came the news of the desperation and desperate rampage of the gunman Derrick Bird, an incident so near to us and in such a beautiful landscape and on such a day, and I thought of abandoned and ruined lives.
The Wild, Wild West
Drawing on landscapes imagined and re-invented, bringing together things and spaces and moulding them, altering them, finding meaning in them as the painting progressed. The Wild, Wild West, a forgotten place, at the periphery, of beauty and neglect.