THIS SERIES WAS INSPIRED BY THE FOLLOWING QUOTE BY ONE OF MY FAVOURITE WRITERS, PATTI SMITH. IT ALSO STEMS FROM A CONTINUED DESIRE TO EXPLORE AND DOCUMENT THE CREATIVE PROCESS, AS WELL AS SUPPORT LOCAL ARTISTS.
"I shed my coat, time to get on with it. I have a fine desk but I prefer to work from my bed, as if I’m a convalescent in a Robert Louis Stevenson poem. An optimistic zombie propped by pillows, producing pages of somnambulistic fruit— not quite ripe or overripe. Occasionally I write directly into my small laptop, sheepishly glancing over to the shelf where my typewriter with its antiquated ribbon sits next to an obsolete Brother word processor. A nagging allegiance prevents me from scrapping either of them. Then there are the scores of notebooks, their contents calling— confession, revelation, endless variations of the same paragraph— and piles of napkins scrawled with incomprehensible rants. Dried-out ink bottles, encrusted nibs, cartridges for pens long gone, mechanical pencils emptied of lead. Writer’s debris."
~ Patti Smith, M Train (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. 2015)