"At a fundamental level I failed to engage
properly with this project because the rationale and vision for making
was missing and in any case it did not belong to me. It was as if the
'instructions ' had been filtered through a thick and foggy filter.
Having said that, I fell back on whatever
'physical' evidence was available within the fabric of Bill Manhire's
Putting together the various written 'descriptive'
elements towards the making of an object was extremely difficult and I
felt at the end rather like 'one' who has undertaken a commission only
to discover that it was not remotely what the client had in mind!
Thus was an orphan alien born!"