The following was very kindly written by Tom Paterson. Nice one Tom.
I'm especially pleased to see emphasis placed on the connection between the creativity of art as practice and that which exists as communication within art and design in the form of writing and teaching.
One slight tweak I would like to make is that I feel the reference to my making art because I think everything is wrong with the world somewhat overstates the case! My point was that I became an artist because, when I looked at the world, no other career seemed right for me.
Finally, I'd take issue with the age thing, but not by much!