Richard Walker, Glasgow, October, 1984.
Platinum-palladium print on Wyndstone vellum from 8×10 inch original negative.
Richard, and his flat-mates (room-mates in US English) all took me in at a very, very difficult time of my life. All artists, all somehow letting me just be. Watching, waiting, and just with one expectation – that I survive. Elise, Anne, Richard, I’ll always be grateful. I watched Richard paint, day after day, and most important, how he went from raw ingredients to exquisite painted image. Putting out the darkness. Here were the crafts of magic and the nutrients of survival. I continue to admire his work. The finest.