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Paul Uhlmann: Homage to Imagination, 2013

A fat man emerges on the inky page: homage to imagination, to making and to p

500 words to one who has inspired

1980

“You are singing… he said softly, “it is beautiful”… he had leaned close to my ear and grinning displayed all manner of jumbled silver. These words had broken my deep dream and they seemed to hover about long after he had left my desk. His voice reminded me of my presence in the world and they swam about mixing with a fluid sea of garlic, which wafted like a foreign personal aftershave. Looking down I could see the ink drawing that I had been working on. It was incomplete. A fat man was emerging on the inky page and he was illuminated on center-stage. Vicious barbs were pulling his skin. The hooks were just under the surface of the flesh and the wires were pulled tight stretching off the page. Other figures careered and danced nearby and some figures mocked the fat man. My brushes lay on the desk and the mapping quill was poised lightly between my fingers. Read more