For those who don't know me I'm a European, heart still in France, body in Scotland and head in the clouds and more famous as being behind maxblackphotos.com that repository of the outer reaches of photographic normality that has been home for a lot of the ways in which I look at things through a camera. Hey I used a camera because I considered my stabs at art to be more murderous than equable...but after a start at linocutting, then Gel printing passing through using old disposable shopping bags and torn paper with added slapping sploshing and despair I started to get somewhere. And so in this moment in time, C-19 on the cusp of bad deal Brexit, the stockpiling of toilet rolls?? political maps rewritten the climate saying' I for one have had enough...' well here is something that wont change anything but it is the next stage of how I see things...not giving up on the photography as a lot is planned for the coming year
So after wasting reams of paper I'm now closer to getting on paper what is rattling around in my head, as with the photography, it may scare the horses, make grown women cry and cause men say 'WHAT'?????? But it's all mine.....
In these dark times let this be your fireside cup of cocoa with added digestive biscuits. It may skirt the edges of real art but I'll get there but who knows when???? Art from the edge of the Galloway Forest in downtown Ayrshire.