This is made in part from a food carton with a cellophane window over the sepia image in the middle.
The night before I made this we went to a gig at Bridport Arts Centre to see The Sea Cabinet production by Gwyneth Herbert. One of the performers, Fiona Bevan, was also the warm up act and I think she stole everyone’s hearts. It was a really excellent evening and afterwards they came out to talk and promote their wares. We bought Fiona’s CD and when she signed it for us I told her about #Collage365 and how I had done a collage for Beth Orton after seeing her (Number 12) and said I might do one for her. She challenged me to make it better than Beth’s: you can decide. This is it – the title is one of her songs.
A while back I had started to do a collage in homage to Matisse. It was going to be based on his “Snail” from memory not looking at any reference image. However it never got completed but some of the elements hung around together in the studio for a while. When I used the piece of orange card for something else these little pieces were bereft so i gave them the chance to express their freedom from the tyranny of that orange.