It’s been a while since I posted anything. I’ve been making. At the beginning of February I resolved to make a present for my dear friend and benefactor Michaela. She is also interested in Citizen’s Income. I had had a conversation with her about the space between people maybe being a useful visual concept in exploring the subject. I set myself the challenge of making something which reflected the space between us. Her hugs are some of the best, so a cushion seemed a good start. My friend Michael had given me The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama with a profile photo of the two of them on the cover. I did a drawing without looking from the photo and so it began. The forms are inspired by the Armenian question mark. This is a shape I got interested in while developing a proposal for a public artwork in Stirling University. Michaela came and spent a morning with me, walking the hillside inspired by Richard Serra’s iconic work Shift, which is also about the space between people.