happen when we let our thoughts meander freely through the
staircases of our minds, as with these little drawings of
which the one up to the left seems to have captured a
vision from my
early childhood, an old woman in a rocking chair, supposedly a "look
alike" to one of my grandmothers. While up on the upper right
hand side there´s the sketch of a scarecrow which later led to
the cover art
of the Syd Barrett
tribute album Vegetable
man vol 3, as did this
figure wearing the metal cap who I wanted to resemble Syd Barrett but
who for some reason turned out to be more like me in my twenties.
Slurk (or "Gulp"
in English) is
a character I invented for a local magazine way back in 1968. He
arrived in a barrel of water from Venus with a thirst so severe
that he threatened to devour not only all man made dams on earth but
the entire oceans, rivers
and lakes as well! Maybe some day, if you´re lucky (?) he might
just pop up
some totally different venue, like at your local bar after
suddenly having gained a predilection for stronger beverages and gotten closely related
with the bartender....