Bugger all this April malarkey, it’s February that is actually the cruellest month. It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s miserable and all the bills from Christmas materialise and drop onto the doormat en mass. Propitious March brings St David’s Day and daffodils, half a day off and the school eisteddfod when I was a kid – it’s the start of Spring, the evenings get lighter and the rising temperature inspires us all to dump Winter inertia, start new projects and work. That’s the usual picture. But this year March came in like a lion and has so far, kept up the circus act; its bloody freezing. It has been snowing practically non-stop for the past couple of weeks, parts of Scotland have been without power since last Friday and I can’t get my wheelchair out of the house AGAIN!
Our Eye Tracking Project has been on go-slow as I have been repeatedly snowed in, and Rob has been catching up on his well earned holiday entitlement on what seem to have been alternate weeks. However, even against these odds some progress has been made. There is now a new blob, see below, and also a new multi limbed character known as the Sixtipus; who has further recently expanded his domain via Illustrator to become the Multipus. This boy’s shocking appearance cannot thus far be revealed due to some seasonal frailties in our documentation. Can you bear the tension?
Dawson has also been making good progress with the tracker and has made some lovely little etchings from his drawings which have a subtlety of touch in marked contrast to my own more strident images. The contrast between our respective efforts shows to my mind the genuine potential inherent in the technology.
So on April 1st, don’t laugh, I am scheduled to start work on a large screen print of the Multipus. I am still developing the dancing colour, discord theme so its sure to have a certain vigour – certainly not for the faint hearted!