Messages from Elsewhere

Messages from Elsewhere

Messages From Elsewhere – An Alien Graffiti is a collection of 26 sigils or elaborate glyphs of great beauty and strangeness, intercepted by Richard James Biddle and committed to paper with ink, charcoal and correction fluid, published by Timglaset editions. Its a lovely little book that sits somewhere between language and painting.

Richard is an old friend of mine, we studied together on the Art and Design Foundation course at Burton-upon-Trent tech, and then on the Fine Art degree course at Gwent College. We would often collaborate on performances and conceptual artwork around South Wales and Bristol and he is partly responsible for a section of my record collection – we used to run acid jazz nights in pubs in Newport.

part of a series of photographs we created in Pillgwenlly, Newport, 1989

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