An image that came to me subconsciously in a dream last night. 'I'm your ancestor, Billy Two Rivers McManus, taker of many scalps' he said and asked, 'are there any scalps you'd like me to take for you?' 'Yes please' I said, 'dozens, let's get started Billy'. After 8 scalps taken by Billy I woke up and immediately went into a state of automatic surrealism and did this watercolour. At least I got a few sorted out. Come back soon Billy.
About the Artist
I was born in 1946. In the 1960s and part of the 70s I was an airman in the Royal Navy, Fleet Air Arm. I joined Durham Constabulary in 1971. In 1999 I retired from policing and began teaching sociology and criminology at Durham University with emphasis on policing and researching crime. I've just…View full profile