I’m interested in your notebooks – can you talk a little bit about those please? You’ve sold a few at exhibitions right? I’ve kept notebooks for years, mainly books of words, sometimes with images. I kept a diary for seven years but I felt it was keeping people too close to my door, so I threw the books in the river, in the last few years I’ve made notebooks, collages, photographs, poems. Some books I give away to friends, others I bury, my last notebook of four months I burnt last week. notebooks are a simple way to trap details that otherwise may pass. I’ve only sold two notebooks, both to German art dealers – I have no problem is letting the books go, as personal as they are.
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