A comment on the response to my recent pen&ink stipple pictures...

THANK YOU ALL SO VERY VERY MUCH…I have been utterly overwhelmed by the responses these very old works have received…back in the early 80s, when they were produced, I received very little positive feedback but had enough arrogance to believe that they were better than the responses they elicited. So, I paid for sets of 100 reproductions to be printed of each image…I couldn’t give them away, let alone sell them and felt because of the experience that perhaps I had been wrong…

Ego duly chastened, the prints have been stored away in the failure cupboard until this week. (Tell a lie, only some of them remain, I’ve used the reverse of the paper they are printed on for preliminary drawings and conceptual ideas scribble sheets.) Anyway, these images wouldn’t have seen the light of day again as anything other than drawing paper sheets had it not been for one among you, who I shall name only as AKA. If not for AKA and the, to them, unknown internal challenge set up within me by certain written remarks and observations, I should never have posted the images and would, therefore, have been totally oblivious of the effects that they could and seem to have had upon all you kind and very talented people…I’m proud and honoured to be able to show my work in your company and owe AKA a special thanks.

Very Sincerely

Rory Stapleton (tof)

A comment on the response to my recent pen&ink stipple pictures...

Rory Stapleton

WILLASTON, Australia

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