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and has been the home for my reviews of TV / Film and as a showcase for
This page is called The Lilliputian. This was the title of my first solo exhibition in 2006 that consisted of an installation of artworks as seen above. They were all drawn in a fine 0.25 ball pen.
What you're seeing is not a purely abstract image of texture, in fact, the fine grain that shimmers and flexes down the screen, are words. They are not random words either - this is not an exercise in nonsense, but a story. Albeit a story that you can barely read, yet nonetheless a story.
Why on earth would I choose to commit to such a painstaking road of deliberately micro writing a story that no one can read? It wasn't initially by design. The Lilliputian exhibition was the culmination of several years of displaying my stories in handwritten form accompanies by another artist's more traditional drawings. Over that period of time my handwriting became smaller and smaller, as I attempted to cram as many words as possible onto paper. The end result is what you see before you.
What am I trying to say with this series of work? I'm trying to tell a story in its purest form. Direct from conscious and subconscious thoughts I wanted to see how much story I had in me. I don't plan these out I write them by the seat of my pants and hope I have enough words to reach the end of the page. The process is often hard going, yet there is a contentment at the volume of words I produce and the texture that they create as byproduct. Is it writing or art? Is it both. I won't say, but it's most definitely what I do and how I define myself as a creator.