I had this crow sitting around the studio and I stripped off its feathers and wings (don't know why). I decided to do a sketch of this poor baldy nekkid bird and added a human eye and called it the naked spuggy- tweet bloody tweet, (don't know why). Here is the sketch, then I painted the eye on the actual stripped down bird, then manipulated a photo of the sketch on the computer. I am thinking I might call my show in October “ the naked dickie bird” or "the naked spuggy: an installation" (bet ya didn't know my family nickname is spuggy). Oh my, I can just see what google search will bring up with that title. hee! hee! My blog entry on the ditty;” tellie tale tit, yer tongue’ll get bit, aaaaaaaal the little dickie birds with come an ave a bit” brought visitors looking for “tit hanging” on the google search engine. Not what you think LOL! they were looking for the bird variety, but I couldn’t stop laughing when I saw it. I put in naked dickie bird into the google search engine and the first entry is about a Yorkshire cricketer called Dickie Bird (didn’t know anybody had that name). The second is about an Australian artist, James Guppy, who said: "The painting is about my response to being in exactly the situation I am in now which is when you are up there, your work is being seen like this, you feel naked.” This turned out to be so appropriate as it is precisely the sentiment I feel about putting my work out there.
By the way "Don't say a dickie bird" is cockney rhyming slang for don't say a word (dickie bird=word).