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'If I make art about the media in the media, it will be new and it will reach more people!' an over-eager imagination insisted one day. A more cautious thought told me that I might be poking a tiger with a stick!
Throwing caution to the winds, I decided to have a go. I wanted to avoid setting up an event with a press release, because this would only be reported the way the media wanted it reported. I wanted something in which I could control both image and word.
It isn't easy to get a letter published in a major national newspaper, I soon discovered. It is almost impossible to get a letter and a picture together. Somehow I did it twice, yet I never scored the intended hat trick. The last letter commenting on newspapers, and with a photograph of me reading one, was refused publication. I threw it away in a moment of pique. The tiger had bitten the stick.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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