Working Note 18th January 2005
I've been realising that I've been 'building' stacks or piles of stuff since 1975. More recently I've been photographing found stacks, usually timber.
The first stack/pile was built in early 1975, and this became a painting that won the Sir Whitworth Wallis Award in the same year and was later included in the Northern Young Contempories.
Stacking and piling approximate to 'building' in the sense of construction, or architecture, or sculpture. Stacking and piling are also akin to layering in painting, or drawing, or Photoshop.