That’s a difficult question, one’s heritage but I felt I never belonged to where I was raised.
I didn’t grow up surrounded by culture the opposite in fact. My parents died when I was young, my father when I was 14 and my mother after a long period of illness when I was 23. At the age 14 I took over my fathers garage as a studio, partly to be close to his surroundings, he was a carpenter as well as other things. I escaped the council estate at 17 and went to Art school and have been evolved in the arts ever since.
inspired by John Crossley