This version commissioned for a calendar entitled ‘The Future’. The art director didn’t like the old car, a Vauxhall Vellox which was in the original version so I said I would cover it up, putting my hand over it on the print. He was somewhat surprised upon seeing the finished picture that I meant literally adding my hand. The full title comes from the addition of the two fishes on the sidewalk, or pavement being Rochdale Lancashire UK, which I had lying around, the negatives not the fish.
The original version was designed by David Costa of Jubilee Graphics, later Wherefore Art, for the LP cover ‘Secret Messages’ by Electric Light Orchestra. The foreground contained figures from classical paintings and was hand tinted by Kim Harris. You can see a small portion of the car mentioned above, below and to the right of the members of the band in the second floor windows.
This is a link to a CD version…..
(bit of a mess, well it is a CD. The LP was more refined)
‘One time I left my umbrella at a gallery opening – it started to drizzle and I had to go back. It changed my life. Casual decisions can have a dramatic effect on our experience. The future is unknown, the past we quantify for our own satisfaction. It’s not that the grass is greener, it’s that it’s green.’ (from Hags book ‘How Things Are’)
Combination print created by Hag by Combination printing. Surreal photography.