io in a bathtub filled to the brim with water

John Irving, in an interview by Jon Stewart said something Kurt Vonnegut told him, when looking at his work: “you do these things better than those things; why don’t you do more of these things?”

When I asked Oscar Zarate here in London, “what do you think about these drawings, should I keep the pencils, or use my inks?” he said “…your pencils are fine, they are very good. But your inks… there is a conversation happening with your inks… you should definitely use them”.

…here I am doing more of these things, and starting up a conversation.

I hope you like these waters.
I love these waters.

conversation 16 – the national

£18, 20.3cm x 20.3cm, giclée prints