SOME SOURCES OF INSPIRATION

 

 
Specific materials, oak

 
Materials being raw, discarded, relic, left

 
Evidence of former function

 
Chaos, truncation, denudedness, discolouration, repairs, gaps, inaccuracy, accuracy, symmetry, asymmetry

 
Edges that arenít quite straight

 
Unevenness, displacement

 
Glimpse, shape, unfinishedness, difficulty, improbability, unheard-of-ness

 
The work of others, like Juliette Dolphin-Wilding, David Nash, Bryan Illsley, Sandy Brown, Matisse, art done by children, Richard Long (a bit)

 
The knowledge, the sensation, that what Iím perhaps capable of creating has never been conceived of before

 
Not knowing what to do or how to proceed

 
Images of potters, sculptors, whatever, making work in the meagre-est, the most unsuitable of spaces with the inadequatest of tools. Because itís difficult but has to be done, I suppose

 
The music and poetry of others

 
Artefacts of ancient civilisations

 
Keemun tea

 
Being near the sea