Friday, 24 March 2017

Brief Encounter

Many years ago I made a painting entitled 'Family Funeral'.
 It focused on Churchill's funeral, although I used my family to represent the ordinary people at the event. Although it was a pretty awful painting, it was the beginning of making use of my family to make images.
A couple of weeks ago we revisited Laycock and by chance went into a local pottery, to fill a bit of time before going onto Bristol.
We got talking to the potter (he hailed me as a fellow duffle coat wearer) and it turned out he was the grandson of Churchill via his father, who was illegitimate. Something to do with an Irish maid in the dim and distant past.
We had quite a chat but I forgot to ask him if he went to the funeral.

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