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I'm an inconsistent artist, hugely distracted by life. I create in a variety of media including words, pictures, food and laundry. I do it because I can't seem to not. Sometimes it's fun.

Cheer up! It's only death.

5 January 2014

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Three figures, drawn in a loose sketchy style, skulls, no hair or flesh, stand over a horizontal skeleton. The background is swirling dark blue, pink and red.

I probably shouldn't be here.  The world is a mess, despicable things are happening and people are dying sadly, horribly and needlessly. It seems likely to me that these deaths are being deliberately caused in order to reduce the population. Floods and storms are caused by nature and are beyond human control (though I wouldn't put it past them to manipulate the weather). On the other hand, taking benefits from disabled and sick people, making them destitute and suicidal, is...

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Sick child. Scene One. Seen them all.

21 January 2014

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Picture of two females, nurses, who are smiling and standing each side of a non-smiling and rather sad child.

Imaginary interview taking place sometime around now. Interviewer: Doreen, tell us about this picture. Doreen: Hang on, I’ll just get a fag. Interviewer: Take your time. No rush. Make yourself comfortable. Doreen: Right, monkey. Now then. When we took photographs, back then, in the 1950s we used to pose people and make them stand properly. We’d tell them to watch the birdie. Interviewer: Is that what you did? Why was that, I wonder. Doreen: Well dear, the birdie was the camera...

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