Turns out Heaven is in Brixton


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So I`m pretty sure that if I can just find the right paper, my work will be transformed. Its not my skill that`s at fault, its all down to the paper, well & maybe the pencil, but one step at a time. So off to find John Purcell Paper. Train to London, tube to Brixton, walk to the backstreets & here the pilgrimage ends. A somewhat world weary industrial unit, a pile of pallets, forklift truck & a guy having a fag. Possibly not an angel. The entrance is through the warehouse, squeezing past rack after rack of paper. Up the narrow wooden stairs & through the pearly gates. Plan chests ooze samples, all labelled. Exotic papers from Korea, Mexico, Japan, Nepal, I mean paper from Nepal ! Names like Hahnemuhle, Magnani, Fabriano & Zerkall. How can my work not be utterly brilliant if its on Kozo 52gm ?

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