In a hardware store in Paris, I bought a packet of tiny, rectangular wooden wedges. They seemed at the time very Duchamp-esque.I consequently discovered they are designed to slip between doors and floors to hold the doors open. In the packet there were twenty-one wedges, three each of seven different sizes. The sizes range from circa 1.9 x 2.3 centimetres through to the largest which are circa 4.9 x 6.1 centimetres.
I took these little wooden panels out of their packet and stood them on a shelf in a long row with the sharp edges of each wedge pointing upwards. They looked like twenty-one empty chapters from a story waiting to be told.
Using cut and paste, I covered each little wedged panel with narrative-rich images beginning with the "Man with the Red Bowtie", the narrator of the "Doorwedge Chronicles"
I liked the images so much that I scaled them up a little and painted them in oils onto gessoed wood panels. I also drew them with graphite pencil onto Tru-Grain transparent film The master printmaker Basil Hall  has transferred and etched these drawings onto zinc etching plates to be printed and exhibited later this year in Munich.
Bibliography Section Article Bibliography Section Catalog Bibliography Section Web Link PDF icon displayed by thumbnail Sold Dot