2012 is here and it looks like there will be precious little of this:
Yes I am one of those people that encourages playfulness and creativity in people working at the sharp end of the coal face in local authorities. It’s a tricky thing. Some people just dive on in and other people harbour deeply ingrained suspicion of any form of creativity, which, in nearly every case can be traced back to their experience of art in school and can grow to into a monstrous fear of being made to look foolish or a crippling inability to ‘play’. I often wonder about the impact of an Artsmonkey ‘play’ day months and years later – sometimes I hear, sometimes I don’t. So much of my work is discreet and its not all about ‘play days’ but this photo I can share in all its joyous playfulness!