Michael Evans

One of the great pleasures of my recent show was reconnecting with my high school art teacher, “Mr.Evans”. Michael was a great teacher and defender of quirky artists. After I had innocently shown him a handmade strip of 16mm film made from black leader tape, bleach and coloured markers, he horrified me with a P.A. announcement that I would be showing ‘a film’ that lunch hour. Sixty students showed up to see a three second spliced loop! On another occasion he successfully argued to the Park Royal merchants that a painting I had done, be allowed in their mall as part of a student show. It was a large painting of a bloated woman’s face, complete with a star on her cheek, vomiting a massive amount of spaghetti all over consumer products.Micheal Evans