‘So much space and so many expressions of our human predicament portrayed by such simple means. Its constraint is its strength and it tells our story and our dilemmas. The figure is each of us. We know even though you have not been specific. We naturally identify with this androgynous character. We are institutionalised, lost, in wonder, nurtured, in despair, miscast and yet full of hope.. Congratulations. I think it is really a gentle triumph.’
letter from award-winning and cult artist Ralph Steadman.