In 1966, I realised I wanted to be an artist. In 2016, I became one.
I spent the intervening half-century working in the material world, first in animation, later as a freelance illustrator.
My first incarnation peaked at the meeting with Joe Zawinul in 1975 to discuss my proposed video for his band Weather Report. My second delivered the wordless picture book Full Moon Soup (which has survived no less than five attempts by Hollywood to make it a feature) and my book Impressions: Jazz Masters in Black and White.
Around the turn of the millennium, I started tinkering with the cover art I’d made for the CD The Dancing Lawn by the Galileo Brothers, and the series of variations on that artwork, created over a dozen years, became the twenty-four Orisons.
But my wife Diane died in February 2016 and everything changed. One by one the old dreams faded. My priorities were shuffled, my goals and ambitions re-calibrated. Gradually a new life with new sounds, new shapes, and new colours began and the images you find here are a sort of subconscious record of that transition.